Daily Archives: May 5, 2020

Hygiene Baselines pre-COVID-19: UNICEF Regional Office for Middle East and North Africa

2 out of 10 households in the Middle East and North Africa region do not have a dedicated place for washing hands with soap and water on premises.

Almost half of the schools in the Middle East and North Africa …

GIEWS Country Brief: Egypt 05-May-2020


  • Average wheat harvest expected in 2020
  • Slightly above‑average import requirements forecast for 2019/20 marketing year
  • Food price inflation eased in March 2020

Average wheat harvest expected in 2020

The 2020 wheat harvest will start in May. The …

Arab States Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 2

Reporting Period: 18-30 April 2020


  • All countries in the region have confirmed Covid-19 cases and the number has more than doubled since the last report on 17 April.
  • While restrictions on movement and services vary by country with enforced

American Schoolteacher Imprisoned in Egypt is Released

An American schoolteacher imprisoned in Egypt for nearly a year without trial has been freed by Egyptian authorities and returned home to the United States, the State Department said Monday. 

Reem Desouky, 47, a dual Egyptian-American citizen and single mother from …

Egypt’s Sisi participates in Non-Aligned Movement summit on coronavirus

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi participated on Monday  May4,2020 via video conference in the Non-Aligned Movement summit titled “United against the novel coronavirus pandemic,” Presidential Spokesperson  Bassam Rady said.

Rady stated the summit aimed to create dialogue and coordination between the …