WFP Egypt Country Brief, October 2018

from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Oct 2018 View Original

In Numbers

115.9 mt of food assistance distributed

US$1.8 m cash-based transfers made

US$17.0 m six months (November 2018 – April 2019) net funding requirements

132,454 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

• Under the “First 1,000 Days of Life” project, WFP, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Ministry of Health and Population, and the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade, assisted 7,915 pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in Assiut, Sohag and Qena Governorates with 7,915 nutritious food baskets. The total value of assistance for October reached EGP 850,862, with food basket value at EGP 107 each.
Additionally, between September and October, WFP supported 18,219 PLW through the provision of monthly antenatal care and growth monitoring for PLW and their children as well as through awareness activities.

• To enhance access to education and combat child labour in Egypt, WFP supported 18,675 children attending community schools through take home rations and cash-based transfers in October. Additionally, 74,700 family members received take-home entitlements. As of October, distribution has been taking place in only 5 governorates (Assiut, Luxor, Aswan, Minya, and Sohag) due to insufficient stock of commodities. Governorates no longer covered by the EU fund in year 5 depleted their remaining warehouse stocks, reaching less beneficiaries.

• In collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE),
WFP rehabilitated 28 community schools, bringing the total to 1,192 community schools since initiation of the School Rehabilitation Project.

• As part of WFP’s Syrian refugee response, WFP supported 80,700 refugees from Syria with cash-based transfers (CBTs) through general food assistance (GFA), and nutrition support to 3,705 PLW living in Cairo,
Alexandria and Damietta. Each beneficiary received a monthly voucher assistance worth EGP 400 (US$22).

• WFP successfully trained 300 teachers in Alexandria and 94 teachers in Damietta on positive discipline, emergency preparedness, and nutrition awareness.

• Within the context of WFP’s Community Hub Project, coordination meetings with the Directorate of Agriculture, and Directorate of Health in Luxor were carried out to explore the potential for the jointprovision of activities and services in support of community outreach activities.