Project profile — Syria Crisis - School Feeding for Syrian Refugee and Host Community Children

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Syria Crisis - School Feeding for Syrian Refugee and Host Community Children - Overview
WFP - World Food Programme (XM-DAC-41140)
2015-02-26 - 2019-01-31
Country / region • Egypt (100.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education facilities and training (11120) (20.00%)
• Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (30.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (50.00%)
Policy marker • Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
Description and results


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.

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.

Results achieved

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.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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