Egypt : EU signs €6 million project agreement to defeat socio-economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic

21-01-2021
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The project agreement ‘Support to COVID-19 Response’, for an amount of €6 million over three years, was signed between the Egyptian ministry of Social Solidarity (MoSS), the European Union and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

The new partnership aims to work on two interlinked tiers of the COVID-19 pandemic’s response to reduce the implications on the vulnerable groups. The first tier is concerned with preventing new people’s infection to flatten the curve of mounting cases especially among the poorer families targeted by MoSS who may not afford to completely dismiss themselves for long periods from their work as they may not have adequate social security schemes. The second tier will work on addressing the COVID-19 socio-economic consequences to expand social safety nets for vulnerable families affected by the pandemic conditions and create dynamic work opportunities to families completely reliant on social protection programs.

 

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