Egypt: The World Food Programme celebrates long-standing partnership with the European Union

16-07-2019
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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) celebrated their five-year-long partnership in Egypt during which they have assisted more than 2.3 million people in collaboration with the Egyptian Government.

A generous contribution of €60 million from the EU helped WFP provide assistance in 16 of the most vulnerable governorates in Egypt. Through the EU-funded project ‘Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour’, WFP and the Government of Egypt have helped address root causes of child labour by improving household food security, supporting sustainable livelihoods for mothers and access to education for children.

“WFP is grateful for the support of the Government and the EU in this growing partnership. Without generous contributions from donors like the EU, currently our largest donor in Egypt, much of this would not be possible,” said WFP Representative and Country Director in Egypt Menghestab Haile. We look forward to building on this partnership to explore innovative and sustainable ways to assist the Government of Egypt in achieving Zero Hunger by 2030.”

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