Egypt's social solidarity ministry implements relief campaigns for homeless

Ahram Online , Saturday 27 Jan 2024

The Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity's central rapid intervention team is implementing relief campaigns for homeless people across the country in collaboration with several civil society organizations.

social solidarity


The relief campaign, implemented across various governorates, included relocating the homeless to social care institutions to receive comprehensive care and suitable housing, in addition to providing blankets and hot meals to those who chose not to relocate.

Team members, working alongside volunteers, dispersed to several squares in the capital and the governorates most affected by the cold weather, utilizing vehicles stocked with blankets and food for those homeless.

The rapid intervention team's campaign, which dealt with nearly 350 cases within two days across 10 governorates, aligns with the social solidarity minister's directives to enhance the state of readiness to confront the current cold weather wave across the country.

On Friday, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned of cold weather and strong winds throughout the coming week, with thick clouds descending upon northern Egypt and Cairo, which have already experienced some moderate rainfall in recent days.

The rapid intervention team, created in 2014, receives reports on abuses against residents of social care institutions, as well as reports on abuses against homeless children and the elderly, through the ministry’s hotline (16439) or the cabinet’s hotline (16528) or through what is spotted via media outlets and social media sites.

Short link: