WFP wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against 'hunger as a weapon of war'

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 - 11:42 GMT

"With this award, we wish to turn the world's eyes to the millions of people who face hunger and food poverty," Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the committee, announced in Oslo.

Egypt's International cooperation min. oversees projects to back 1 million farmers, women in Luxor

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 01:13 GMT

Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al Mashat, visits today a number of development programmes in partnership with USAID and WFP supporting farmers, women and youth in Luxor.

COVID-19: Humanitarian air deliveries to Africa ramped up with dispatch from UN's new cargo hub in Belgium

Fri, 01 May 2020 - 04:11 GMT

"The window of opportunity to surge medical and humanitarian equipment into Africa to curb the pandemic is closing fast," said Amer Daoudi, WFP’s COVID-19 Response Director.

Mashat prioritizes women, food security in Davos meetings

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 - 12:02 GMT

On the sidelines of Davos 2020, Minister of International Cooperation Rania al-Mashat held meetings with heads of UN organizations to discuss plans.

African officials praise Egypt’s efforts in World Food Program: Amb.

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 - 12:56 GMT

The executive board has adopted a number of important policies and programs to strengthen the work of the World Food Program in the coming period.

More than 76K in hurricane-hit Bahamas may need aid: WFP

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 - 10:53 GMT

Dorian was a Category 5 hurricane - the highest on the five-level wind scale - when it hit the northern Bahamas, leaving a trail of destruction and killing at least 20 people.

Houthi militants deny UN access to Yemen food aid

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 - 01:20 GMT

Yemeni rebels blocked the UN from accessing vital food aid near the flashpoint port city of Hodeidah, a pro-government source said Tuesday.

UN to hold peace talks between Yemeni gov't, Houthis in Geneva

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 10:05 GMT

UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths announced Friday that formal invitations were sent to the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels for talks on Sept. 6 in Geneva.

Houthi militants storm WFP warehouse in Hodeidah: Minister

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 08:52 GMT

Yemeni Minister of Local Administration Abdel-Raqeeb Fateh has accused Houthi militants of storming a World Food Program (WFP) warehouse in Hodeidah.

WFP allocates $454M to back Egypt's 5-yrplan for food security

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 - 12:25 GMT

Egyptian Ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to UN Organizations in Rome Hisham Badr said the UN World Food Program (WFP) supports Egypt's 2018-2023 plan for food security with 454 million dollars.

WFP delegation talks sustainable development strategy in Egypt

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 - 01:43 GMT

Head of the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) Hossam Elgamal received a World Food Programme (WFP) delegation

Luxor governor, WFP head discuss food security projects

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 - 01:50 GMT

Luxor Governor Mohammed Badr on Saturday discussed with World Food program (WFP) Egypt Country Director Menghestab Haile means of developing WFP projects in Luxor.

Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Min. discuss cooperation with WFP

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 - 04:58 GMT

Khaled al Jarallah discussed on Tuesday with Director of (WFP) Office in GCC Countries Abdallah al Wardat horizons of cooperation between Kuwait and WFP.

Agriculture Min. expresses Egypt's appreciation for WFP's support

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 - 01:05 GMT

Egypt's appreciation for the positive role of the World Food Programme (WFP) in providing aid to Egyptians returning from Libya.

Facebook,international agencies to develop disaster maps

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 - 11:11 GMT

Aggregated location information users share with Facebook can help humanitarian organizations assess mass people movement .

MP accuses government of wasting public money on “spoiled” school meals

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 - 08:50 GMT

A member of the Egyptian parliament has accused the government of wasting nearly one billion EGP on a school nutrition project that ended up poisoning hundreds of students due to “spoiled meals.”