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World Bank approves $500 million loan to Egypt for food security

Egypt, like other countries in the region, is contending with food security and price increases related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Egyptian farmers harvest wheat in Bamha village.

The World Bank has approved a new loan to Egypt to help the country’s food security. 

The DC-based financial institution announced the $500 million loan today. The project will finance the procurement of wheat imports. The amount of bread will be equivalent to one month’s worth of subsidized bread in Egypt’s national subsidy program, which provides bread to 71 million low-income Egyptians. The World Bank loan will also help Egypt reduce waste and loss in its wheat supply via climate-resilient storage facilities, according to a press release. 

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