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24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 91 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$1.84 m cash-based transfers made
- US$28.5 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements
- 139,757 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Context

26 Jun 2018 description

Operational Context

WFP Egypt’s Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (TICSP) started in 1 January 2018 and is a six-month project. The T-ICSP serves as a smooth transition of WFP’s current food security and nutrition interventions towards a more cohesive and coordinated focus, which is well established within the development priorities of the Government of Egypt.

30 Mar 2018 description


Linked to National School Feeding Programme, WFP conducted field missions to assess the storage conditions in all public schools that WFP supports. WFP staff participated in the assessments, acting as focal points in nine governorates, providing technical support to government partner teams. The results of the assessment were shared with key government stakeholders. To be ready to deliver upon resumption of school meals activity,

WFP has put contractual mechanisms in place that allow for maximum operational flexibility.

27 Feb 2018 description

- In 2017, WFP reached around 2.7 million beneficiaries through a variety of activities. Of this, more than 2.6 million people were supported under the Country Programme, while over 78,000 refugees and vulnerable host community members were assisted under the Regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation.

31 Jan 2018 description

Under the PRRO 200987 WFP supports up to 88,200 targeted vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of targeted general food distribution assistance to most vulnerable refugees under the relief component and livelihood/resiliencebuilding initiatives including various activities like nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

29 Jan 2018 description


Egypt is a destination country along the central Mediterranean refugee route with people arriving from both the Middle East and east Africa. A growing population of concern is stranded in the most overcrowded and poorest neighbourhoods of its largest cities such as Cairo and Alexandria as a result of an upward trend of new arrivals and tightened control measures aimed at curbing irregular outflows towards Europe.

Of the more than 217 000 refugees registered by the UNHCR, 126 291 are from Syria and the remainder are from East Africa or Iraq.

15 Nov 2017 description


  • WFP Egypt has done numerous consultations with the Egyptian government and relevant stakeholders towards developing a dedicated five-year Country Strategic Plan, aligning with government development priorities, SDS, and SDGs 2 and SDG 17. WFP’s work will be focused along five broad and complementary outcomes.

19 Oct 2017 description


During the first week of Aug 6,375 Community Schools teachers were trained on ILO’s SCREAMStop Child Labour Education Train-the-Trainer topics like class management, education assessment, lesson curriculum analysis, active learning, child protection, teaching tools, lesson planning, nutrition and emergency preparedness.

Operational Updates

01 Sep 2017 description

Anna Louise Strachan
27. 02. 2017


What does the literature indicate about the current conflict dynamics in Egypt (excluding the Sinai Peninsula1 ), including key actors, proximate and structural causes, dynamics and triggers, and opportunities for peace and institutional resilience?

1. Overview

15 Aug 2017 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylum-seekers, most of which live in urban areas.

Currently, 208,398 refugees and asylum-seekers of 63 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. Over half are from Syria.

27,766 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2017; 9,098 registered in May and June alone.


households/cases received multi-purpose cash grants in June 2017

31 Jul 2017 description


  • WFP resumed distribution of in school snacks (fortified date bars) in community schools in the 16 governorates where WFP is implementing school meals activities under an EU funded project.

Operational Updates

27 Jun 2017 description


  • The CO received a mission from the Adaptation Fund from 30 April-3 May 2017 to document success stories from the Climate Change project. The mission found the work very impressive, and will be documenting the project’s stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming approaches as best practices in a knowledge product for guidance on Adaptation Fund projects.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In Syria, the delivery of humanitarian assistance to several locations continued to be hampered due to ongoing or renewed hostilities. During May 2017, only three interagency convoys to Duma, Wadi Barada and Jirud in Rural Damascus took place, with UNICEF delivering multi-sectoral assistance to 42,000 people in need.

31 May 2017 description


  • WFP signed MoU with 3 ministries for launching pilot project addressing mother and child health in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life. The project targets 40,000 pregnant and nursing women with a monthly financial incentive that is added to their national subsidy cards - conditional to regular medical follow up for pregnant women and their new-borns.

19 May 2017 description


  • Cereal crop production in 2017 forecast at average levels

  • Import requirements estimated to remain at same level during 2016/17 marketing year

  • Inflation rates at highest levels in last 30 years following sharp currency depreciated in November 2016

Harvesting of 2017 winter grain crop underway

22 Mar 2017 description


  • WFP launched an awareness raising campaign on the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO 200987) that started in 2017, in support of vulnerable Syrian refugees in Egypt. The campaign informs Syrians of the upcoming trainings and provides all necessary information to apply.

01 Mar 2017 description


  • The Egyptian Geospatial Information Portal, developed by WFP in collaboration with the Central Agency for Public mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), was honored with the 8th Smart GovAward.

  • On 12 January, WFP Egypt hosted the WFP Global Dinner in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MBC Al Amal, Marriott and MBC Misr.