Rise of poverty and food insecurity in Egypt a concern for WFP

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A group of Egyptian men queuing for bread (Copyright: WFP/Marco Frattini)

The World Food Programme (WFP) is concerned about the rise of poverty and food insecurity among the most vulnerable communities in Egypt. This comes amidst continued political uncertainties and a worsening economic situation that the country has faced over the last few months.

WFP says it continues to monitor the situation closely and is also maintaining regular communications with all partners who continue to provide updated information on the situation on the ground.

The UN food agency says in general, it has continued food distributions throughout July and August with minor delays.

It says some 650,000 Egyptians will benefit from WFP projects this year.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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