Médecins Sans Frontières first started working in Egypt in 2010 providing healthcare those who would otherwise be excluded from accessing it, and responding to disease outbreaks, such as hepatitis C.
The number of migrants arriving in Egypt has risen sharply in recent years due to conflict and instabilities in several nearby nations, such as Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, and Libya. Some have experienced violence and exploitation in their home countries, as well during their journeys to Egypt.
Many have psychological problems and physical disabilities. Migrants in Egypt are struggling with poor services integration, limited employment opportunities, and difficulties in accessing healthcare due to a lack of funding.
Since 2012, the MSF project in Cairo has been developing individual rehabilitative treatment plans for these patients, consisting of medical and mental health assistance, physiotherapy and social support.