WFP Egypt Country Brief, December 2022 – Egypt

Attachments

In Numbers

303,730 people assisted in December 2022

210 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 2.4 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 28.5 m six months (January 2023 – June 2023) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

• In line with the National School Feeding Programme, WFP provided daily in-school snacks (fortified date-bars) to 119,000 community school students across 11 governorates. Additionally, WFP provided cash assistance to about 34,000 families of community school children to increase families’ food security.

• In partnership with the Ministry of Local Development and Ministry of Social Solidarity, WFP held eight awareness-raising sessions on the topics of child marriage, family planning, female genital mutilation, and mother and child health in Fayoum and Qena, reaching 270 community members, under the national initiative ‘WAEI’ (‘awareness’ in Arabic).

• WFP assisted about 105,000 registered vulnerable refugees nationwide with monthly cash assistance to help secure their basic food needs. Similarly, WFP provided about 8,600 pregnant and lactating refugee women, with cash assistance conditional to monthly check-ups for both mother and child. The cash assistance is provided via redeemable e-cards for food items at nearby retailers.

• Under the ‘First 1,000 Days’ nutrition program, WFP and the Ministry of Social Solidarity provided cash top-ups to about 26,000 pregnant and lactating women registered, under the national social protection program ‘Takaful and Karama’ (Solidarity and Dignity), to help secure their nutritional needs.

• WFP together with the National Nutrition Institute, and the Ministry of Health and Population, conducted a training of trainers as part of the National School Screening and Management Programme. Topics covered the early detection and referral protocols of malnutrition, and optimal nutrition practices for school-aged children. Over 220 primary school healthcare providers received the training in the governorates of Menia,
Qalyoubia, Beni Suef and Marsa Matrouh.

• In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population, WFP trained 30 Maternal and Child Healthcare physicians and nurses in Fayoum and Beni Suef to deliver growth monitoring, antenatal care, and nutrition counseling to mothers and their children under the ‘First 1,000 Days’ nutrition programs.

• To enhance management of national geoportals and data analysis of key development indicators, WFP in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Development (MOLD), as well as the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, trained over 20 government staff on the management of the Ministries ‘ geoportal systems.

• As part of the ‘Ayadi Misr’ online market initiative, MOLD and WFP co-hosted an exhibition in Aswan of locally crafted products by WFP beneficiaries. The exhibition supported over 80 entrepreneurs, mostly women, from Giza, New Valley, Red Sea, Luxor, Fayoum, Beni Suef and Sohag governorates.

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