Egypt

UNICEF joins Egyptian university to boost child protection in Islamic world

With a disproportionate number of the 600 million children in the Islamic world facing huge challenges, from poverty and disease to lack of education and protection, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has teamed up with Egypt’s prestigious Al-Azhar University to produce a manual to improve child development.

Egypt exempts UN peacekeeping equipment from new Suez Canal surcharge

Ships carrying military equipment for United Nations peacekeeping operations in regions as far apart as Haiti and Burundi can pass through the Suez Canal without paying a new Egyptian 25 per cent surcharge, a UN spokesman said today.