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School Meals
27 October 2014

CAIRO – The Italian-Egyptian Debt for Development Swap Programme and the World Food Programme (WFP) have today successfully completed their “Food for Education” initiative to reduce vulnerability to hunger and enhance nutrition and education.


22 September 2014

BRUSSELS/CAIRO – The European Union (EU) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today  launched a €60 million project to combat child labour and improve access to education for children who are at risk of entering the labour market.

Cash and Vouchers, Facts and Figures, Emergencies
22 June 2014

CAIRO - As humanitarian crises continue to erupt in the region, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) commemorate the World Refugee Day on June 20th, as Egypt continues to host more than 200,000 refugees at a time when global forced displacement tops 50 million for the first time since World War II.


4 April 2014

Abuja, 28 March: The first report of the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) Study that unveils the crushing impact of child undernutrition on the economies of four African countries was launched today in Abuja, Nigeria during a high level event organized on the sidelines of the Seventh Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.


19 November 2013

CAIRO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a contribution of one million US dollars from Vodafone Egypt Foundation that will benefit thousands of children, their families and teachers through WFP’s school feeding programme in Upper Egypt.


20 June 2013

CAIRO - Egypt lost an estimated 20.3 billion Egyptian pounds (US$3.7 billion) or 1.9 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 2009 as a result of child undernutrition, according to a study launched today in Cairo.


21 May 2013

CAIRO – Poverty and food insecurity in Egypt have risen significantly over the last three years according to joint reports released today by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the government’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

School Meals
16 May 2013

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a generous donation of 561  metric tons of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, worth 5.5 million Egyptian Pounds (approximately US$790,000), to support WFP development projects in Egypt.

School Meals
5 March 2013

CAIRO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) received US$100,000 (670,000 Egyptian pounds) from the Western Union Foundation to support thousands of children and their families through WFP’s school meals programme in Upper Egypt.

Emergencies
12 February 2013

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun providing assistance through food vouchers to more than 7,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Egypt.