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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ePGrt60fLM) has been posted on social media. The dress will go to the person who makes the highest donation through the WFP website wfp.org/donate.
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.
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.
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.
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