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


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2015-02-26 - 2019-01-31
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Egypt (100.00%)


• 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 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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