Egypt’s demographic growth is Europe’s problem

KHALED ELFIQI

A photo made available on 25 March 2014 showing a general view for the City of the Dead, in Cairo, Egypt, 24 March 2014. The City of the Dead is a vast cemetery that was originally founded during the Islamic conquest of Egypt in 642 AD. People started to live and work amongst the dead due to the population growth in the urban city and the inability to find affordable houses. Some were forced to move into family tombs after they lost their homes in the 1992 earthquake. According to some estimates, the City of the Dead is currently hosting a living population of more than a half million people. 'Who Loves Egypt', a non-governmental charity, says about six million people are living in cemeteries in Egypt.

The Arab World is going through explosive demographic growth that increases the risk of hunger


Egypt's statistical authority confirmed on Tuesday the country remains on a demographically explosive trajectory, growing by 1 million people every six months.
Population growth
In June 2016, Egypt’s statistical service marked Egypt passing the 90 million mark. In December, Egypt reached 91 million. Algeria has a population of 49 million and Yemen, before the war, had a population 58 million.

In 2010, Egypt’s populations was merely 78,9 million people. That is a demographic expansion of 22 ...


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