Pathfinder Egypt Office Closed Due to Political Unrest, All Staff Are Safe
This morning, Pathfinder International received word that the Egyptian government has declared a national state of emergency due to a recent upsurge in violence and political unrest.
For the time being, Pathfinder’s Cairo-based office has been closed and staff continue to work from home. Once conditions have stabilized, the office will reopen and staff will return to work. Pathfinder is relieved to report that all staff members are safe and accounted for.
“Pathfinder is well aware that countries go through volatile times, some more than others,” said Pathfinder International President and CEO Purnima Mane. “Despite these challenges, it is our belief that everyone, everywhere has the right to sexual and reproductive health. So no matter where our work takes us, we will focus on providing services to the best of our ability, in circumstances where we feel our staff are safe.”
Pathfinder is dedicated to ensuring staff safety. Our Egypt team and the communities they serve are in our thoughts as the country goes through this difficult time.
Note: As of Monday, September 2, Pathfinder's Egypt office resumed normal business hours after the government changed the curfew hours to 11 p.m.
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