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Nutrition
21 July 2010

Baladi bread is the backbone of the Egyptian diet. Cheap, filling and ingrained into Egypt’s culture, it’s also the only food most poor Egyptians can afford. That’s why WFP and partners are enriching it with micronutrients to bring proper nutrition into the homes over 50 million people. Watch video

Ambassadors & Celebrities, School Meals
28 May 2010

On her first outing as a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger, Tunisian filmstar Hend Sabry visited schools in Upper Egypt to meet girls who take part in a WFP-supported school meals programme. One of them was a high-flier who said her education wouldn’t even be possible without food aid.


19 August 2009

WFP staff member Gene Luna, killed in a 2007 bomb attack in Algiers, is one of scores of humanitarian workers who have died in the line of duty in recent years.

Focus on Women, Food Prices
15 July 2009

The US$20 billion pledged for food security by G8 leaders last week should be used for urgent hunger needs as well as for agricultural development, WFP Deputy Executive Director Sheila Sisulu said Wednesday in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Sharm El Sheikh.


25 September 2007

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has announced the commitment of US$3 million to WFP to work with the Egyptian Government on the fortification of wheat flour with folic acid and iron.


12 June 2007

WFP today welcomed a contribution €2 million (US$2.7 million) from the European Commission (EC) for development projects for Bedouin communities in the Sinai, northeast of Egypt.


26 April 2007

The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed today an Egyptian Government donation of over 250 tons of food commodities to war-torn Sudan and Somalia.


24 January 2007

Mangoes and cantaloupes are springing up in the hills along the river Nile in a WFP-assisted project to help poor Egyptian farmers prosper. WFP spokesperson Khaled Mansour went to see the flourishing crops in the previously arid area.


6 November 2006

Mohammad Aboutrika, the star of Al Ahly club, is not only a shining star in Egypt’s national team and leading football club, but also someone who works unobtrusively to help the poor and needy through his charity work.


22 June 2006

Egyptian soccer player, Mohamed Aboutrika is to use his celebrity status to help WFP in its fight against child hunger, the agency has announced.