Director of operations
Can we reconcile emergency and integration?
Public health physician graduated from Alexandria University, Dr. Youssef Naguib first practiced medicine in his native Egypt, then in various other countries. He then joined the international cooperation sector, as a technical assistant for the Belgian Cooperation in Niger, and with Caritas NGO in Alexandria. He joined Samusocial International at the opening of his office in Cairo in 2008 to set up an intervention for children and young people living in the street. He is part of the first Mobile Aid Team (EMA) to which he brings his expertise on this public, developed in Alexandria. The functions of Dr. Youssef Naguib have since evolved as Samusocial International developed in Egypt: Samusocial International office in Egypt is now one of the main actors in care management and promotion of the rights of street children and youth in Cairo, and Dr Youssef Naguib is now its Director of Operations. He coordinates all the activities for street children, in the street (street roaming) and in partner’s centers, as well as networking, training and dissemination of professional knowledge.
The social emergency describes a method to "reach out" people among the most excluded, living in the street, who do not ask for anything and who are unable to go to the existing services providers who might help them. From the emergency to meet their immediate needs, to the long time necessary to the establishment of an individual accompaniment to envisage exit solutions from street life, of which time do we have? Samusocial and Samusocial International professionals must intervene in a temporality adapted to each person, which is confronted with more systemic temporalities related to the requirements of results, inclusion, adequacy to normative frameworks and public policies far from specificities of people, children or adults, in situation of exclusion. How to approach, then, these times of the social emergency?