‘Our children will die of thirst’: Egypt simmers as water shortages fuel protests
Drinking water shortages have left parts of Egypt going thirsty for up to two weeks in the run-up to Ramadan, with popular frustration over the failure of authorities to tackle the crisis spilling onto the streets.
The shortages have not only left many Egyptians unable to quench their thirst after fasting in scorching heat, but also their ability to perform ablutions – ritual washing before prayers – during Islam’s holiest month.
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