CDS: Refugees to Refugees (R2R): Towards More Self-Reliance and Resilience for Refugee Communities in Egypt

Progetto concluso

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Greater Cairo
Formazione professionale
Diritti umani
Migrazione in generale (aspetti relativi allo sviluppo e partenariati)
Formazione professionale
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
01.11.2016 - 31.05.2019
CHF 200'000

In 2016, as a result of eroded savings, increased costs of living, and UNHCR funding cuts, 95% of registered refugees in Egypt are not able to meet their basic needs. Refugees continue to face difficulties on integrating on the socio-economic level. This has led to many migrants and refugees often resorting to engagement in the informal sector mainly through operating small-scale businesses; with women preferring home-based businesses to avoid harassment at work or on the streets. The project aims to provide refugees and other vulnerable migrant groups with psychosocial support, entrepreneurship training and access to an online recruitment plan to facilitate their access to the labor market, improve their living conditions and enhance their self-resilience.


The project aims to enable 1700 vulnerable refugees and migrants to improve their living conditions in Egypt, access psychosocial support, and acquire a set of skills for socio-economic cohesion with their host communities. It also aims to increase the capacities of 500 of the aforementioned beneficiaries to integrate into the local socio-economic environment. This is through provision of career counselling as well as increased employability and facilitation of access to the labour market.

Gruppi target

Refugees and migrants living in greater Cairo

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Economia privata
  • Settore privato straniero Sud/Est

Partner attuatore
Centre for Development Services – Gozour  

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   200'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   180'639
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 01.11.2016 - 31.05.2019   (Completed)