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07 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

• In September, WFP reached more than 3.2 million refugees – out of a total of 5.6 million registered Syrian refugees – and host community members across Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey through various food and cash-based assistance programmes under the Country Strategic Plan (CSPs) in Egypt and Lebanon, and Transitional Interim CSPs in the three countries.

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

432.7 mt of food assistance distributed US$0.4 m cash-based transfers made
US$29.9 m six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements
263,251 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

10 Oct 2018 description

BERLIN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week welcomes a generous contribution of US$218 m (€185 m) from Germany to continue providing a lifeline of support for Syrians affected by the ongoing conflict.

03 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

5.6 million refugees from Syria

3.0 million Syrian refugees assisted in July

USD 4.0 billion injected into local economies of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey through cash-based transfers, local food procurement and other expenditure since 2012.

Highlights

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

10 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

5.6 million refugees from Syria

3.0 million Syrian refugees assisted in July

USD 3.9 billion injected into local economies of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey through cash-based transfers, local food procurement and other

Highlights

23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

143 mt of food assistance distributed

US$1.98 m cash-based transfers made

US$31.7 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements

219,652 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

• To enhance access to education and combat child labour in Egypt, WFP supported 15,936 children attending community schools with school meals in July. Additionally, 50,176 family members received take-home entitlements while 91,428 received cashbased transfers (CBTs).

25 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

5.6 million refugees from Syria
3 million Syrian refugees assisted in June

Highlights

  • In June, WFP reached an estimated 3 million refugees across Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey through various food and cash assistance programmes under the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) in Lebanon and Transitional Interim CSPs in the four countries.

25 Jul 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

The GDP in Egypt expanded 5.4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018. The construction and ener-gy sectors are the main engines of growth. In partnership with private contractors, the government is pursuing various low-income housing schemes, as well as the construction to the east of Cairo of a new (administrative) capital city, which is on track to be completed in 2020.

24 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

1,166 MT of food assistance distributed

More than USD 2 m cash-based transfers made

USD 28.7 m six-month (July-December 2018) net funding requirements

423,265 people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

• To enhance access to education and combat child labour in Egypt, WFP supported 99,283 children attending community schools with school meals in June. Additionally, 388,200 family members received take-home entitlements while 91,428 received cashbased transfers (CBTs).

28 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

  • In May, WFP reached an estimated 2.9 million refugees across Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey through various food and cash assistance programmes under the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) in Lebanon and Transitional Interim CSPs in the four countries.

  • To continue critical humanitarian assistance to millions of refugees and host communities in the region, WFP requires an additional USD 232 million from July to December 2018.

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.

20 Jun 2018 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s flagship initiatives aimed at addressing the most foodinsecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.

04 Jun 2018 description

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.