WFP: Emergency Cash to support Sudanese


Sudan Events – Nahid Oshi

The World Food Program (WFP) has launched an emergency cash assistance program to support vulnerable people fleeing the war in Sudan to Egypt.

Praveen Agrawal, WFP Representative and Country Director in Egypt, said “The WFP will provide its platform to deliver funds to sister UN agencies, such as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other development partners, to enable them to quickly reach vulnerable families in need of support.”

It is noteworthy that the WFP supports more than one hundred thousand refugees in Egypt through its current platform for delivering funds. Cash assistance will be provided to the new arrivals in addition to the ready-to-eat emergency food parcels they received upon arrival.

The WFP is coordinating with the Egyptian government and the Egyptian Red Crescent to provide assistance and has so far sent enough food aid for about 90,000 people.

According to the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about 88,000 people crossed the Sudanese-Egyptian border as of May 11, including about five thousand Egyptians and nationals of other countries.

Egypt was already hosting more than 60,000 Sudanese refugees before the current crisis, and the WFP says that it was providing monthly cash assistance and long-term support to the most vulnerable groups, with the number of beneficiaries reaching ten thousand people, in order to help them secure their basic food needs.

It is noteworthy that refugees receive monthly cash assistance through electronic cards that can be used at more than 140,000 points of sale throughout the country.

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