Syria Crisis – School Feeding for Syrian Refugee and Host Community Children

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 10,000,000
Timeframe: February 26, 2015 - January 31, 2019
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WFP - World Food Programme

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Egypt - $ 10,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (50 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (50 %)

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This project aims to improve the educational level of Syrian refugee children in their host country, Egypt, more specifically in schools located in Alexandria, Damietta, Cairo and Qalyoubeya. Egypt has seen a major influx of Syrian refugees following the onset of the Syrian crisis. Children are the most vulnerable group in both refugee and host communities, and Egypt’s Ministry of Education is struggling to cope with additional demands. The project aims to increase the retention of Syrian and Egyptian children in schools, and improve their learning environment. Project activities include: (1) distributing fortified nutritious snacks to students; (2) improving school facilities; (3) providing nutritional awareness-raising training sessions and community outreach; and (4) conducting awareness-raising sessions on the importance of education. Up to 195,620 Syrian and Egyptian girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 12 are expected to benefit from the project, as well as 1,000 Egyptian school teachers and parents of Syrian children.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children
Descriptors: Refugees
Total Direct Population: 295,822
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295822 Fortified nutritious snacks distributed to students
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased retention of Syrian refugee children in Egyptian schools; and (2) improved learning environment in targeted Egyptian primary schools.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of January 2019 include: (1) 295,822 children (girls and boys), 77,000 more that was initially targeted, have received fortified biscuits through school feeding.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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