UK allocated £1.8 mln to support Egypt’s social protection projects

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The UK allocated £1.8 million through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to Egypt in order to support social protection advocacy by the country's social solidarity ministry for the most vulnerable families in society, a statement by the British embassy in Cairo read on Tuesday.  “The partnership aims to support the most vulnerable families, improve their livelihoods and enhance accessibility of vulnerable groups to improved social care and welfare services through introducing a comprehensive awareness program to increase the vulnerable families’ accessibility to social protection and economic empowerment services,” the statement said. The statement also mentioned that the awareness program addresses behavior change on issues related to positive practices in terms of protection from COVID-19, the protection of girls from traditional discriminatory practices, the value of education, and good health practices for deprived groups within the society. The British embassy said that the social solidarity ministry was playing an instrumental role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis in Egypt. “The new partnership will also support the expansion of the present comprehensive social protection awareness and advocacy programme ‘Waai’ that focuses on enhancing awareness and knowledge of the vulnerable groups on social protection services,” the statement said. The British embassy more...