News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

19 October 2016

Minister Visits EU-Funded WFP Project Aimed At Keeping Children In School

CAIRO – The Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Sahar Nasr, visited a community school in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena supported by the "Enhancing Access to Education and Fighting Child Labour” project funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). The EU has allocated a €60 million grant for this project.

22 June 2016

WFP Launches Emergency Operation For Egyptian Returnees From Libya

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a three month emergency operation to support Egyptian returnees from Libya with much needed food assistance.


School Meals
20 June 2016

The European Union And WFP Support Better Community Schools To Improve Access To Education For Egyptian Children

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in close coordination with the Ministry of Education, today start the rehabilitation of 3,500 one-classroom community schools. This two-year initiative will cover 16 governorates across Egypt and aims to reach 1,500 schools by the end of 2016.

School Meals
10 March 2016

Egypt And WFP Celebrate The First Africa Day Of School Feeding

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today marked the first Africa Day of School Feeding at a public school in Cairo.

29 February 2016

WFP Restores Full Rations To Syrian People Thanks To Unprecedented Donor Support

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that new funding, pledged during the “Supporting Syria and the Region Conference” in London earlier this month, will allow WFP to fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrians.

School Meals
10 February 2016

Egyptian Government To Expand National School Feeding Programme To Reach All Public Schools

ROME/CAIRO – The Egyptian Government has presented a national strategy to expand its school-feeding activities during a School Feeding side event organized alongside an Executive Board meeting of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

7 December 2015

WFP Partners With Ministry Of Manpower To Implement EU-Funded Project To Fight Child Labour

European Union and World Food Programme Enhance Children's Access to Education and Fight Child Labour in Egypt

24 November 2015

Enhancing Access Of Children To Education And Fighting Child Labour

First Steering Committee For European Union Funded Project Attended By Key Ministers

Responding to Emergencies
31 July 2015

WFP Avoids Suspension Of Food Assistance For Syrian Refugees, Thanks To U.S. Contribution

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.

Responding to Emergencies
17 June 2015

EU & WFP Visit Ground-Breaking School Feeding Project To Stop Child Labour In Egypt

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.


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