Street children and youths of Cairo
By Samusocial International
July 1, 2014 - November 30, 2015
- Egypt / Health & Protection
Samusocial International in Egypt provides medical, psychological and social care to the steet children and youths of Cairo, with mobile outreach teams operating at night and 4 shelters managed by partner organisations.
Thousands of children live in the streets of Cairo. Our daily challenge at Samusocial International is to reach out to these children and attempt to bring them to shelter.
Around 250 children and youths are cared for by our professional mobile outreach teams and partner shelters.
We will keep improving our quality services for the street children and youths through our mobile outreach teams and within our partner shelters at least 3 times a week.
After having held a range of positions in associations, local organisations and institutions, namely in the field of solidarity, Nawel took up Dr Xavier Emmanuelli’s challenge: to develop the Samusocial International in Egypt, which in the context of the Arab Spring is seeking to maintain its assistance to the most excluded despite the challenges of working night shifts, in the street.
The co-founder of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières and former anaesthetist and prison doctor, Dr Xavier Emmanuelli contributed to setting up the French medical emergency service SAMU. He founded the Samu Social of Paris in 1993, and the Samusocial International in 1998, which he chairs today. He has always been committed to the defense of the most excluded and disadvantaged, and has published a range of essays, articles and books on social exclusion throughout his career.
Total: 4 182€ raised
- 120€/month Provide children and youths with their basic needs
- 220€/month Provide psychological and social care in the streets
- 260€/month Provide medical care in the streets and partner shelter