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18 May 2018 description

“I commend Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s decision to maintain the opening of Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt, in both directions, throughout the holy month of Ramadan.

This is an important and encouraging step by Egypt and I hope that the security situation will allow for a more regular movement. Not only will Rafah’s extended opening contribute to de-escalating the explosive atmosphere in the Strip, it will also help ease the humanitarian burden on Palestinians in Gaza.”

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.

14 Mar 2018 description

By Ragy Saro

“Reduce disaster loss and protect lives.”

CAIRO, 14 March 2018 - That refrain echoed through Cairo, the capital city of Egypt as a 3-day training event kicked off this week bringing together representatives from 11 Arab States committed to implementing the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

27 Feb 2018 description

Highlights
- In 2017, WFP reached around 2.7 million beneficiaries through a variety of activities. Of this, more than 2.6 million people were supported under the Country Programme, while over 78,000 refugees and vulnerable host community members were assisted under the Regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation.

31 Jan 2018 description

Under the PRRO 200987 WFP supports up to 88,200 targeted vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of targeted general food distribution assistance to most vulnerable refugees under the relief component and livelihood/resiliencebuilding initiatives including various activities like nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• The “Building Resilient Food Security Systems to Benefit the Southern Egypt Region” project by WFP, in partnership with the Government and local NGOs, aims to enhance livelihood and build community resilience to the effects of extreme weather shocks through integrated activities. In the last three months of the project, it successfully continued the creation of physical assets that contribute to resilience-building of small-holding farmers, and improve water resource and land management.

14 Jan 2018 description

Under the PRRO 200987 WFP supports up to 88,200 targeted vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of relief and livelihood/resilience-building with various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

29 Nov 2017 description

Under the PRRO 200987 WFP supports up to 88,200 targeted vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of relief and livelihood/resilience-building with various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

15 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Egypt has done numerous consultations with the Egyptian government and relevant stakeholders towards developing a dedicated five-year Country Strategic Plan, aligning with government development priorities, SDS, and SDGs 2 and SDG 17. WFP’s work will be focused along five broad and complementary outcomes.

15 Nov 2017 description

WFP continues to support Syrian populations in the country under the PRRO 200987. WFP supports up to 88,200 vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of relief and livelihood/resilience-building with various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

31 Oct 2017 description

WFP continues to support Syrian populations in the country under the PRRO 200987. WFP supports up to 88,200 vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of relief and livelihood/resilience-building with various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

19 Oct 2017 description

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During the first week of Aug 6,375 Community Schools teachers were trained on ILO’s SCREAMStop Child Labour Education Train-the-Trainer topics like class management, education assessment, lesson curriculum analysis, active learning, child protection, teaching tools, lesson planning, nutrition and emergency preparedness.

Operational Updates

13 Sep 2017 description

WFP continues to support Syrian populations in the country under the PRRO 200987. WFP supports up to 88,200 vulnerable refugees from Syria through various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants.

July distribution took place from 16 to 20 July 2017, targeting 74,883 beneficiaries (72,348 Syrian refugees and 2,535 Palestinian refugees from Syria). Redemption period for June cycle ends on 28 July 2017.

14 Aug 2017 description

WFP continued to support Syrian populations in the country under the PRRO 200987. WFP will support up to 88,200 vulnerable refugees from Syria through general food distribution, nutrition support, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to micro-credit schemes.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP resumed distribution of in school snacks (fortified date bars) in community schools in the 16 governorates where WFP is implementing school meals activities under an EU funded project.

Operational Updates

27 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • The CO received a mission from the Adaptation Fund from 30 April-3 May 2017 to document success stories from the Climate Change project. The mission found the work very impressive, and will be documenting the project’s stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming approaches as best practices in a knowledge product for guidance on Adaptation Fund projects.

27 Feb 2017 description

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.

15 Dec 2016 description

The American people, through USAID, have been investing in the water sector across the Middle East to improve access to clean water, reduce water losses, facilitate sustainable use of limited resources and improve access to sanitation.

31 Oct 2016 description

More than USD 17 M were injected into local economy through vouchers/ e-cards since JANUARY 2016

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

• October distribution took place from 17 to 21 October 2016, targeting 70,747 beneficiaries (67,720 Syrian refugees and 2,707 Palestinian refugees from Syria). The redemption period for October cycle ended on 28 October 2016. The total beneficiaries who actually redeemed the vouchers was 68,906.

• In October, 5,040 beneficiaries have been re-included.