Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who took office in June 2014, leads a country that remains in a deepening human rights crisis where civil society faces harsh repression.
Egyptian state institutions have systematically banned protests and restricted freedom of expression and assembly. Local authorities target non-governmental organisations, independent activists and journalists, detaining many of them in the process. Human rights defenders have been maltreated, charged with offences under draconian laws, been banned from travelling and had their personal assets frozen.
People in Need works with non-governmental organisations in Egypt to promote human rights. Recently PIN has focused its efforts primarily on training lawyers in the region.