News release
11 May 2011

CAIRO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a project in Upper Egypt to provide food assistance and reintegrate into the jobs market labourers who fled the violence in Libya.

16 February 2011

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) met yesterday with representatives from the Egyptian private sector who pledged to continue to support WFP in providing food assistance to the most vulnerable Egyptian families affected by the economic slowdown following the last few weeks political crisis.

Purchase for Progress, School Meals
10 February 2011

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said it is continuing to provide food assistance to vulnerable Egyptian families and is making plans to expand its existing food-for-education and food-for-work programmes to include more people affected by the economic slowdown under the current political crisis.

23 November 2010

CAIRO –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Egyptian government will hold an international forum in February to expand the global momentum in the fight against child malnutrition.

3 November 2010

CAIRO – Egypt has launched a major national project to protect its population from vitamin deficiencies, with production beginning this week of vitamin-enriched vegetable oil. The project is in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).

15 October 2010

ROME –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today marks World Food Day by celebrating the bold leadership and outstanding contributions of national governments toward lasting solutions to hunger and malnutrition.

6 March 2010
PANAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today made its first airlift of food assistance for distribution among thousands of victims of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile on 27 February. 

10 January 2009

WFP today responded to growing hunger needs in Gaza by launching Operation Lifeline Gaza, a global appeal to ramp up the distribution of food to people caught in the conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory.

27 November 2007

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran will travel to the Middle East this week for her first visit to the region, where WFP has projects to create assets for the poorest and most vulnerable people in Egypt and to provide food assistance for tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees in Syria.

16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.