Egypt shares a border with the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. With over 95 million inhabitants, Egypt is the third-most populous in Africa (after Nigeria and Ethiopia), and the fifteenth-most populous in the world. The great majority of its people live near the banks of the Nile, with the large regions of the Sahara desert, which make up most of Egypt's territory, being sparsely inhabited.
Mothers’ Union in Egypt mainly consists of members from South Sudan and Sudan who arrived in Egypt as refugees. There are two Mothers’ Union groups: the first is based at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo and the second is based in Maadi.
Both groups are committed to making a difference in their area against a very difficult political and economic background. Members meet together regularly for prayer and fellowship and they contribute to the vibrant faith life of the diocese. Projects and activities include: