Egypt: 3RP Monthly Update - December 2016: Food Security

Report
from World Food Programme, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Dec 2016 View Original

More than USD 22 M were injected into local economy through vouchers/ e-cards since JANUARY 2016

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

• December distribution took place from 7 to 9 December 2016, targeting 76,020 beneficiaries (73,302 Syrian refugees and 2,718 Palestinian refugees from Syria). The redemption period for December cycle ended on 20 December 2016.

• Starting in November, WFP increased the food voucher value from EGP 215 to EGP 400 as a consequence of the devaluation of the Egyptian currency in early November. EGP 400 is equivalent to the project plan transfer value of USD 24.2.

• The Egyptian Vulnerability Assessment for Refugees (EVAR) in collaboration with UNHCR started on 26 April. Data collection for the food security module started in August 2016 and is still ongoing. The analysis is planned to start in mid-February 2017.