Home to over 82 million people, Egypt is bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel, Sudan and Libya, as well as both the Mediterranean and Red Seas. It has long served as a gateway between Africa and the Middle East. Rule has been unstable since the Arab Spring of 2011, when anti-government protests ended the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Egypt in 2010. Our projects there have focused on providing healthcare to people who would otherwise not have access to it, and to treating diseases such as hepatitis C.