WFP Egypt Country Brief, January 2019

In Numbers

535,344 people assisted in January 2019

922.93 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.86 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 13.6 m six months (February-July 2019) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

WFP provided fortified date bars to 74,194 children attending 3,098 community schools in 8 governorates. Take-home entitlements of rice were provided to family members of children with school attendance of 80 percent or more, reaching 352,165 beneficiaries.

WFP supported 691 mothers of community school children through micro-loans, supporting the creation of income-generating activities.

As part of WFP’s education enhancement activities,

WFP distributed 48 puppet theatres to 24 public schools in Alexandria as innovative and expressive tools to educate children on nutrition, healthy living and other related topics.

In partnership with the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, WFP trained 142 members of Child Protection Committees and Protection Units on child labour case management.

WFP completed physical school rehabilitation work in 15 public primary schools hosting Syrian refugee students in Alexandria and Damietta, benefitting approximately 15,000 students.

Under WFP’s Syrian refugee response, WFP supported 78,060 refugees from Syria through food assistance in the form of cash-based transfers. Other support included provision of livelihood activities; and nutrition support to 3,894 pregnant and lactating women.

In preparation for the next phase of the First 1,000 Days Programme, WFP is working with government partners to lead the development of a plan for nutrition counselling support within the scope of a social and behavioural change strategy and related nutrition counselling and awareness-raising interventions.

WFP held consultation meetings with various stakeholders and community-based organizations to discuss a 6-month activity plan for WFP community hubs

Source: World Food Programme