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Activities  2014 International Activity Report

A key transit and destination country for African and Middle Eastern refugees and migrants, Egypt has recorded a massive increase in arrivals and departures since 2011.

Regional instability continues to encourage the flow of refugees and migrants. In 2014, 177,000 people crossed the Mediterranean to Italy, most having set off from Libya and Egypt. At least half a million migrants are thought to reside in Egypt (of which 193,000 are recognised refugees), where they have few work opportunities, receive limited assistance and frequently suffer harassment. Many of those assisted have been victims of violence in their home country or during their journey. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams provide them with psychological support, and offer specialised medical assistance to those who have suffered sexual violence or torture.

In 2014, MSF expanded its services by opening a second clinic in Cairo. The new clinic in Maadi district and the existing one in Nasr City district carried out a total of 11,030 consultations. An MSF team also assisted 1,690 vulnerable individuals on the northern coast, providing over 1,000 medical consultations and distributing 1,435 hygiene kits.

Read more about MSF's activities in Egypt in 2014.

Year MSF first worked in the country: 2010.

2014 Key figures
Outpatient consultations 8,400
Individual and group mental health consultations 7,600
People treated after incidents of sexual violence 430
No. staff in 2014 104
2014 Expenditure €2.6 million

Figures from 2014 International Activity Report
and 2014 International Financial Report

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