Appeals & Response Plans
- Egypt: Floods - Oct 2016
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Egypt: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Egypt: Landslide - Sep 2008
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Egypt: Floods - Nov 1994
- Sudan/Egypt: Earthquakes - Aug 1993
- Egypt: Earthquake - Oct 1992
- Egypt: Floods Due To Canal Collapse - Dec 1991
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Football is more than the World Cup. It is also an efficient tool for integration. In Egypt, where more than five million refugees and migrants live, Terre des hommes (Tdh) is supporting children through football activities to help them rebuild their lives.
CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) today signed a five-year agreement to raise public awareness on food safety and hygiene as well as building the government’s capacity to ensure access to safe nutritious food.
Through the signed agreement, WFP will work on developing an online training platform for food safety inspectors on key issues related to food safety such as good practices for food manufacturing, food handling and efficient supply chains.
CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (MoSIT) last week signed a five-year agreement to strengthen social safety nets in support of the food and nutrition needs of the most vulnerable.
Under the agreement signed, WFP will assist the government in identifying key areas where improvements can be made to national supply chains. These improvements would aim to reduce the cost of food supplied through the national subsidy programme and ultimately its price as well as make it more nutritious.
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“I commend Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s decision to maintain the opening of Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt, in both directions, throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
This is an important and encouraging step by Egypt and I hope that the security situation will allow for a more regular movement. Not only will Rafah’s extended opening contribute to de-escalating the explosive atmosphere in the Strip, it will also help ease the humanitarian burden on Palestinians in Gaza.”
(Beirut) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should prioritize reforms to end serious human rights violations during his second term, Human Rights Watch said today.
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.
24 March 2018, Cairo, Egypt – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR), has launched the project “Support sustainable water management and irrigation modernization for newly reclaimed areas”.
The project will be implemented in Egypt under the framework of moving towards horizontal expansion in the new lands in the desert.
By Ragy Saro
“Reduce disaster loss and protect lives.”
CAIRO, 14 March 2018 - That refrain echoed through Cairo, the capital city of Egypt as a 3-day training event kicked off this week bringing together representatives from 11 Arab States committed to implementing the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
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- 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.
(Beirut, February 26, 2018) – Egyptian authorities carried out a series of arbitrary arrests in late January and February, 2018, in an escalating crackdown against political opposition, Human Rights Watch said today. Among those arrested is Abd al-Moniem Abu al-Fotouh, a 2012 presidential candidate and the head of the Strong Egypt Party.
EU, US Should Speak Out
The Egyptian government has trampled over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections for the planned March 26-28, 2018 vote for president, fourteen international and regional rights organizations said today. The government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has relentlessly stifled basic freedoms and arrested potential candidates and rounded up their supporters.
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.
In December 2017, 3RP partners involved in 3RP response in Egypt have provided 7,956 curative and preventive Primary Healthcare consultations to Syrian girls, boys, women and men. Among those, 3,831 patients were followed up and received monthly treatment for their non-communicable diseases. Also, 1,590 under 5 girls and boys received routine immunization and growth monitoring services. Beyond the primary healthcare level, 303 referrals to secondary, tertiary and emergency care were provided to those in need among them 123 referrals were life-saving emergencies.
In continuation and further development of the work on sectoral interventions, UNHCR has managed to push forward few activiti es that relate to the Food Sector. Through Egyptian Chefs, an advanced food-processing-related trainings were organized and provided to a group of refugees who already work in the food service sector. The training accommodated some 26 refugee cook/chefs. As per their testimonies, the training has enh anced their skills and upgraded them towards better marketing and to foster their contribution to the value chain.