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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.

31 May 2018 description

Highlights
- In April, WFP reached an estimated 3.2 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 310 million from June to December 2018.

28 May 2018 description

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.

26 Apr 2018 description

Despite a decade of steady decline, in 2017 global hunger began to rise again. Consequently, 815 million people – one in nine – go to bed on an empty stomach each night, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, and one in three suffers from some form of malnutrition. Of these, the latest Global Report on Food Crises reveals that 124 million people across 51 countries faced severe levels of hunger and required urgent humanitarian action in 2017. A year of unprecedented crises resulted in a sharp increase of food assistance needs compared to 2015 figures.

05 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

• In February, WFP reached an estimated 2.7 million people 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.

30 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

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.