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Egypt: 3RP Monthly Update - December 2015: Food Security

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USD 940,534 were injected into local economy through vouchers/ e-cards in DECEMBER 2015


  • The distributions and e-voucher uploads took place from 21 to 28 December 2015, in six governorates (Obour, 6th of October, Alexandria, Marsa Matrouh, Mansoura, and Damietta), targeting 62,034 beneficiaries (2,891 Syrian Palestinian and 59,143 Syrian Refugees). Distribution reached 61,362 beneficiaries (2,878 Syrian Palestinian and 58,484 Syrian Refugees), reaching 99% of the target.

  • There has been no exclusion based on targeting in the December distribution cycle.

  • The socio-economic assessment informing the shift from geographic to vulnerability targeting has resulted in 41,450 exclusions. There have been more than 8,000 re-inclusions through the appeals review process, resulting in a final vulnerable target beneficiary caseload of close to 60,000.

  • WFP and UNHCR have developed and agreed on re-inclusion criteria, which take into consideration food security status, dependency rate, lactating and pregnant women, severe coping mechanisms and medical status.


  • In October, WFP launched operations to support public primary schools funded by the Government of Canada, to support Syrian refugees and the host population in Alexandria and Damietta.

  • Actual implementation of the project started on the second week of the academic year 2015/16, with the daily distribution of nutritious High Energy Biscuits (HEB) in the target of 130 schools hosting Syrian refugee children.

  • November distributions reached 109,170 primary aged students of which around 3,467 were Syrian refugee children.