Egypt: Care for some of Cairo's many street children

  • International staff: 2
  • National staff: Cairo, like many big cities, has seen an explosion in the number of children living on its streets. They are often subject to mistreatment and lack access to education and health care. In 1997, MSF began working with its Egyptian partner organization EASS (Egyptian Association for Societal Safety) to offer health care and education to some of the city's street children at the Omraneyya drop-in center. While MSF provided medical consultations, EASS offered social support and also sent teams into the streets to make contact with the children, do health education and let the children know about the center. In September 1999, because of registration difficulties vis-Ã? -vis the Egyptian government, MSF handed the project in its entirety over to EASS.