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Islamic Relief signs agreement to work in Egypt
30 October 2012
IR has provided programmes for children in Egypt
"...Egypt suffers from urban and rural poverty, like many other countries in
the region, and we are determined to work with communities and families
to help alleviate this poverty." Dr Ashmawey, CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide
Islamic Relief has signed an agreement to work in Egypt as an international NGO. The recently signed agreement between Egyptian Foreign Ministry and Islamic Relief allows the aid agency to begin the implementation of all development and relief projects directly in Egypt.
The agreement was signed by His Excellency Ambassador Osama Shaltout Director of NGO Affairs, representing the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Mohammed Abdul Latif, Islamic Relief Country Director.
His Excellency Ambassador Osama Shaltout praised the efforts made by Islamic Relief in Egypt and expected that Islamic Relief will be a key player in promoting and working towards sustainable development, especially during the current period of instability in Egypt.
Dr Ashmawey, CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide, said “We are delighted to have signed an agreement with the Egyptian government to work as an international NGO in Egypt. Although Islamic Relief has been working with partners in Egypt for more than ten years, we look forward to now establishing ourselves as a fully-fledged leading humanitarian organization in the country. Egypt suffers from urban and rural poverty, like many other countries in the region, and we are determined to work with communities and families to help alleviate this poverty.
Egypt faces many challenges ahead following the revolution, and we plan to work with many stakeholders - the Egyptian government, civil society, and other international NGOs – to fulfill the needs and rights of vulnerable people across Egypt”.
Islamic Relief has been working in Egypt since since 2001, mainly through local partners. The agency's key projects have assisted children with disabilities through an early intervention and rehabilitation centre. Islamic Relief has also provided seasonal Ramadan and Qurbani programmes.