Care for burns victims

The project aimed to support the Asyut Burns Centre in Egypt by funding the renovation of its two operating theatres to comply with new legal requirements established by the Health Authorities; by purchasing specialised medicines and medical supplies; and by supporting the conduct of burn prevention campaigns in rural areas. The goal was to enable the centre to continue to provide quality medical and surgical care to burns victims.


In 2013, the centre provided over 2,798 patients with specialised burns treatment. The renovation of the operating theatres was completed in June 2014, delayed by political unrest in the country and by the decision to ensure operations could continue throughout the building work. Stocks of medicines and medical supplies for admitted patients were replenished. In 2013 and 2014, activities to raise awareness of the precautions to be taken to prevent burns and domestic accidents were held in rural areas, specifically focussing on women and children. These activities included 960 home visits and 38 home-based seminars for 4,050 women, and 26 puppet shows for 85 teachers and 12,850 children attending primary school.

The Fondation en Faveur des Enfants Brûlés (FEB) was established in 1989 to support the Asyut Burns Centre in Upper Egypt, providing them with logistic and financial support. The Foundation is also involved in burns prevention campaigns in rural areas.





January 2013 - June 2014



With whom

La Fondation en faveur des Enfants Brûlés (FEB)




97.5 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 3'010/year (2017)

Poverty rate *
28% (2015)

Literacy rate
75% (2016)

Human Development Index
115th out of 189 countries (2018)

Egypt has undergone significant political changes since 2011. Its economy is still suffering from the effects, with numerous challenges to the task of restoring economic growth. Over the past 20 years, Egypt has decreased by half the mortality and malnutrition rates in children under five, and the population’s living standards have improved, albeit in an uneven manner. The extreme poverty rate has declined from 6.1% in 2008 to 1.3% in 2016, while the poverty rate has increased from 21% to 25% over the same period. Health indicators and literacy rates are unevenly distributed, with virtually all indicators worse in Upper Egypt than in Lower Egypt, and worse in rural areas than in urban areas.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.