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US$ 50 million to support

The project aims to strengthen the prevention, detection and response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the Fast Track Facility.

Equipped ambulance for COVID-19 care services- the Egyptian Ambulance Organization-
42% of beneficiaries are women

The project enabled 174,588 entrepreneurs in Egypt to start their businesses, 42% of whom were women.



Marina Wes

Country Director, Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti

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