Many sectors were affected by the containment measures, such as tourism, industry and commercial outlets. The situation is unpredictable and civil society organisations need continued support.
During the last decade, members of the Movement for the Rights of People with Disabilities, along with other stakeholders in Egyptian society, have all expressed their desire for change. They have successfully campaigned for the establishment of the National Council on Disability Affairs in 2012. But Egypt remains a country where people with disabilities are overlooked.
Number of HI staff members: 28
Date the programme opened: 2007