The Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED), through its secretariat Arab Office for Youth and Environment (AOYE), conducted a regional workshop for 40 participants representing NGOs, media, scientific experts, and government officials from eight countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon) to enhance the international efforts towards reducing mercury usage and pave the way towards complete elimination.
Global day of action: youth and POPs.
Health status of residents, particularly children, in the impact zone of the El Kafer El Zaiat plant, a former DDT pesticide chemical production facility.
Egg sampling for by-product POPs.
Public awareness campaign on health and the Stockholm Convention: global day of awareness on POPs.
Monitoring of dioxins in fish produced in the impact zone of Helwan cement and steel plants.
Together for protecting our children from cancerous organic pollutants: raising public awareness on POPs in Egypt.
Country situation report on POPs in Egypt.
Developing regional NGO strategies on POPs and chemical management.
In Egypt, the historical usage of pesticides and POPs has led to an increase in the number of cancer patients and patients with kidney failure, in addition to reported cases of food poisoning-especially among children in rural areas. To bring light to this situation, the Environmental Pioneers Association organized four public awareness-raising workshops in Alexandria with a total of 210 participants including farmers, university professors, doctors, NGOs and executive officials from Alexandria Governorate and involved ministries.