WFP Egypt Country Brief, November 2021


In Numbers

USD 2.6 m cash-based transfers made
USD 39.4 m six-month (December 2021 – May 2022) net funding requirements
224,000 people assisted in November 2021

Operational Updates

  • By 30 November 2021, a total of 358,578 COVID cases and 20,474 deaths have been confirmed in Egypt (Worldometer Egypt).

  • WFP and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education continued to provide cash assistance (USD 11 per child) to about 8,000 families of community school children in the most disadvantaged villages in Aswan, Luxor and Fayoum to help increase food security of vulnerable families negatively affected by the pandemic.

  • Within the framework of the national youth development initiative ‘Your skill is your profession’, the Ministry of Manpower, WFP and Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa continued to deliver its training programme on hospitality. In November, 20 young trainees graduated from the programme, adding to a total of 40 graduates thus far among which 30 percent have since found employment in the hospitality field in Sohag, Luxor and Red Sea governorate.

  • The Ministry of Social Solidarity (MOSS), Takaful (solidarity) Foundation, and WFP delivered training on micro-enterprise management, lending, and marketing for almost 200 women from villages in Luxor under the ‘Decent Life’ national programme. The majority of women trained have applied for WFP micro-loans given their increased confidence for launching businesses. Similarly, in partnership with the Agriculture Administration of Matrouh governorate, WFP trained over 500 women. Trainees demonstrated improved management of their finances by either launching or expanding their business.

  • Also under the ‘Decent Life’ national programme, WFP in collaboration with MOSS delivered training of trainers (TOT) on micro-enterprises management, lending, and digital marketing to about 30 local officials in Beni Suef governorate who will cascade the training in the coming months to women from villages.

  • WFP continued to support about 100,000 refugees from different nationalities through a monthly payment (USD 25 per person) to help secure their basic food needs. Additionally, WFP provided nutrition support in the form of cash assistance to about 3,000 pregnant and lactating refugee women to help secure the nutritional needs and that of their children under the age of two.