Agility first partnered with UNHCR in 2016
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Agility, a global leader in supply chain services, infrastructure and investment, recently announced the renewal of their partnership, along with an Agility donation to fund education for 1,788 refugee children in Egypt.
Agility first partnered with UNHCR in 2016. Agility’s latest donation will pay for tuition, transportation, uniforms, books, stationery and devices such as computers for nearly 4% of the total 51,000 school-age children receiving educational support from UNHCR in Egypt.
“Agility’s kind contribution will support our efforts in making the education of refugee children more accessible, helping them build a better future,” stated Nisreen Rubaian, the UNHCR’s Representative in Kuwait.
“We have to find cost-effective ways of supporting people and providing them with the means to learn, work and thrive, or we risk losing a generation of young people who have much to contribute,” remarked Tarek Sultan, Vice Chairman, Agility.
Since 2020, Agility has also donated to fund a UNHCR outreach center in Johor, Malaysia where 4,000+ Rohingya refugees and others received shelter, healthcare, education, skills training and other critical services.
In Jordan, Agility’s donation helped fund UNHCR’s Job Matching program, linking 180+ refugees with potential employers. Through the program, UNHCR arranged interviews and placed refugees in agriculture and construction jobs or other livelihood opportunities.
In the past, Agility has supported UNHCR’s work in the Middle East, assisting Syrian refugee families (close to 2,500 individuals) through fundraising and donations, a press statement concluded.