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An extension of the grace period until April 4th, 2017 to request free work permits for Syrian workers was announced by the GoJ in late December 29/01/2017
The Ministry of Labour confirmed that additional health certificates would not be required for issuance of work permits (22 January 2017).​ 29/01/2017
3PR Turkey Country Chapter launched in Ankara with the Government of Turkey, the UN agencies and its partners as well as the participation of the media. 06/01/2017
'The Brotherhood Tournament for Peace in the Green Pitch' which was organized in cooperation with UNHCR, IMPR and Youth and Sports Ministry has ended in Ankara. 22/12/2016
“Maharat Career Fair” was organized in cooperation with UNHCR and its partner IMC and 327 participants, including 285 Syrians, attended the fair. 21/12/2016
In the context of the CSP project, Y’ahl El-Hay - يا 'هل الحي, the internal interventions have started in three clinics in Greater Cairo: the Family Health Center in 10th of Ramdan City, the Family Health Unit in 6th of October City, and the Health center in El Salam Awal area. External interventions will start later this month in the public spaces/open areas that are attached to the clinics. Students and volunteers are currently working on the designs through a participatory approach. Y' ahl El-Hay aims at developing public health clinics and its surrounding spaces through a participatory approach, in order to enhance their capacity and support their role as a social place. Under the umbrella of Terre des hommes Egypt this project has built on extensive partnerships between several enthusiastic partners: Œcumene Studio which designs and constructs the project; and the Ministry of Health. 20/12/2016
NilFurat Project aspires to create a common space for learning and intercultural dialogue between women from the local host community and refugee communities in Egypt. Building on the richness of cultural diversity, 70 Egyptian, African, and Syrian women, in Cairo, have been able to acquire training and exchange knowledge through art and production. 20/12/2016
UNHCR Egypt extended its reception hours last week and received 3,876 individuals (1,709 families), approaching the office to renew their documents, update their information and add new family members to their records. Continuous verification contributes to a better understanding of the profile and needs of people registered with UNHCR. This exercise has also considerably reduced the waiting period to obtain a renewal appointment in our offices, which decreased from 3 months to 1 month. Additionally, 86 Syrian families also had the opportunity to complete their vulnerability assessment interviews. 20/12/2016
UNHCR and the Ministry of Education held the opening ceremony of their joint teacher training programme for 2016. The training focused on developing the required skills for Arabic Language teachers who are working with primary students. The event was attended by Ms. Marian Schilperoord UNHCR Senior Operations Manager who gave a speech about the importance that UNHCR gives to the education of refugees. Ms. Schilperoord thanked the Ministry of Education for its generosity in admitting Syrian and Sudanese refugees in public schools at same footing as Egyptians. While Ms. Mai Mahmoud, UNHCR Associate Protection Officer presented UNHCR’s mandate to help the teachers understand better the circumstances of the refugee student they meet every day in their classroom. 20/12/2016
New UN chief says Syria peace is top concern. 13/12/2016

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