WFP to increase its budget to $20M in Egypt: Amb in Rome



Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 09:41 GMT


Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 09:41 GMT

FILE : World Food Program Logo

FILE : World Food Program Logo

CAIRO – 17 November 2017: Egyptian Ambassador in Rome Hisham Badr stated Friday that the World Food Program (WFP) approved to increase its budget in Egypt to $20 million to reach the total budget of WFP during the period from 2013: 2017 to $189 million.

This increase came to finance a number of projects implemented by the WFP to improve food security and support the efforts of the Egyptian government in achieving the 2030 development agenda, which will benefit about 101 million Egyptian people, Badr said.

He pointed out that the embassy is coordinating with WFP and the Egyptian ministries in preparation for presenting the strategic plan of WFP Executive Council in Egypt for the period 2018-2022 in July 2018, whereby the first plan to be presented after the adoption of the Integrated Road Map.

WFP is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. According to the WFP, it provides food assistance to an average of 80 million people in 76 countries each year from its headquarters in Rome and from more than 80 country offices around the world.

Earlier in August, Head of the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) Hossam Elgamal received a (WFP) delegation, led by Stanlake Samkange.

During the meeting, Elgamal underlined the keenness of Egypt for boosting cooperation and partnership in several domains, as well as joint interests to achieve sustainable development.

They also discussed the sustainable development strategy in Egypt and the possibility of support by the WFP in food security and fighting hunger.

Dalia Salem, head of European cooperation sector at the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, and some officials attended the meeting.

Salem said that the ministry supervises school feeding project presented by the WFP.



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