Egypt

Egypt is a transcontinental country with a unique geographical position in Northeast Africa, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The Nile Delta is one of the world’s most densely populated areas.

Egypt at a glance

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Population: 90.2 million
Human Development Index: 108
(out of 187)
Percentage of population living below the poverty line: 26.3%
Number of 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. The country has witnessed significant political change since 2011 which negatively impacted the tourism sector, one of the economy’s main income sources. 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.