Egypt Struggles with "Catastrophic" Population Growth

(AFP) With 96 million inhabitants - and 9.4 million expatriates - Egypt adds 1.6 million people every year. At the current rate, Egypt's population will reach 119 million in 2030, according to the UN. Abu Bakr el-Gendy, the head of Egypt's state statistics bureau, said, "the more poverty increases, the more the reproduction rate increases because parents consider children as a source of income," with many children joining the labor market at an early age.

2017-12-21 00:00:00

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