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Egypt seeks help from NGOs to advance social protection programs

The Egyptian government is working with NGOs to advance social protection programs despite criticism that the state is seeking to control these associations and eliminate political Islam.
An Egyptian woman walks past cartons with foodstuffs outside a center of nongovernmental organization Egyptian Food Bank on April 05, 2020, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

CAIRO — Egypt has recently increased charity work across the country as part of efforts to support the government’s social protection programs.

In cooperation between the Egyptian government and 18 charitable institutions and associations, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi launched Sept. 15 the “Gates of Goodness” convoy — Egypt’s largest charitable convoy to help low-income households and the most vulnerable groups.

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