News release
School Meals
2 September 2015

CAIRO –The ambassadors of Belgium and the Kingdom of the Netherlands concluded a-two-day visit to community schools in the Governorates of Sohag and Luxor in Upper Egypt, where the World Food Programme (WFP) is providing school feeding through a European Union (EU) funded project.

Syria emergency
31 July 2015

AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America.

School Meals
17 June 2015

Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour

BENI SUEF – The Ambassador of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Representative in Egypt made their first field visit yesterday to their joint project to help end child labour in the country through enhancing access to education, especially for girls. The EU has financed this project through a generous €60 million contribution.

School Meals
1 June 2015

ASSUIT, UPPER EGYPT – The Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb, and Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Waly, today visited Sokkara school, one of more than 600 schools supported by the United Nations World Food Programme’s school feeding initiative in the governorate of Assuit.

School Meals
27 May 2015

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a US$1.2 million contribution from Vodafone Egypt Foundation that will benefit thousands of children, their families and teachers through WFP’s school feeding programme in Upper Egypt.

School Meals
2 March 2015

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to the government of Canada for its donation of CAD$10 million (US$ 8 million) to support WFP school feeding for children of Syrian refugees alongside Egyptian children.

Ambassadors & Celebrities
15 January 2015

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Hend Sabry, today launched a campaign to raise money that will benefit the UN food agency in its efforts to feed the most vulnerable people in the Arab world. Sabry is auctioning a traditional Bedouin dress that she wore while filming her latest film “El Gezira 1.” A video featuring the challenge ( has been posted on social media. The dress will go to the person who makes the highest donation through the WFP website


Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin
25 November 2014

ROME – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met today with His Excellency Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his official trip to Rome.

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.