Egypt

Egypt remains a relatively poor country that has experienced significant unrest in recent years. Access to affordable quality vet services for working horses, donkeys and mules is a challenge.

Egypt at a glance

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Population: 85 million
(July 2013 estimate)
Human Development Index: 113
(out of 187)
Percentage of population living below the poverty line: 18.5%
Number of working donkeys, horses and mules: 1.2 million

Men loading brick onto carts in Helwan, Cairo, Egypt. Credit/Copyright - Richard Dunwoody MBE

Men loading brick onto carts in Helwan, Cairo, Egypt. Credit/Copyright Richard Dunwoody MBE

Making a difference

Brooke has been working in Egypt since 1934. Many communities and industries depend on working horses, donkeys and mules. Our programme reaches around 200 communities in seven regions: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Edfu, Alexandria, Mersa Matruh and the Nile Delta, offering the following services:

  • Mobile veterinary clinics
  • Vet services through Brooke clinics and support for local health providers
  • Training paravets and farriers
  • Training in good equine welfare for communities
  • Conducting welfare assessments on working horses, donkeys and mules

Brooke partnerships

We operate in partnership with a variety of organisations to extend the range and impact of our work.