Being a safe haven in a region that has experienced much turmoil, Egypt has welcomed several waves of refugees over the years. Enormous population growth patterns coupled with rapid urbanisation and internal displacement has resulted in Egypt being one of the most urbanised countries in the world. There is no doubt about the fact that Egypt’s population has been and will keep increasing as economic and political stabilization returns to the county, with forecasts predicting a total population of 160 million in 2050. This has posed various challenges and strains on the country’s infrastructure, economy, and the quality of services. Additionally, the rapid population growth has led to an increase in housing demands and congestion. In response, UN-Habitat partnered with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to improve access to reliable public services and socio-economic opportunities for migrants and displaced populations in New Damietta city through the “Urban Planning & Infrastructure in Migration Contexts Programme”. 

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  • Egypt
  • 30 March 2023
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