The (Covid -19) pandemic asserts the importance of reconsidering the means of providing integrated social protection programs for the Under privileged groups in Egypt. Although Many social groups and classes in Egypt have been affected by the pandemic, irregular employment is the most damaged, for it was deprived from its main source of income, which requires fast responses in favor of these groups. In this paper we aim to confront this case as a contribution to ease the burden cast on this important category in the Egyptian society.
The aid and protection of irregular unemployment as a priority
Medical specialists emphasize that the most likely categories to be infected by the virus are the elderly people and those who suffer from chronic diseases. On the economic level, irregular employment is the most affected .
By taking a quick overview we learn that there is about 17.6 million workers in Egypt, noting that there is only 48.1% of those are subscribers in social insurance programs.