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Poverty in Egypt has increased in recent years, with the official rate of poverty in the country reaching approximately 23%. A large number of Egyptians live in overcrowded conditions with limited access to food, clean water, quality health care, and education. The rising cost of living and persistently high levels of unemployment further complicate the lives of average Egyptians.

In addition, tens of thousands of people from the Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine have fled instability in their own countries and taken refuge in Egypt. These vulnerable newcomers to Egypt struggle to meet their basic needs while adjusting to the challenges of their adopted home.

Egypt - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

Zakat Foundation of America, a Muslim charity that collects zakat, sadaqa / donations to provide humanitarian, emergency relief and sustainable development programs to empower lives throughout the world. We offer top Zakat resources including The Zakat Handbook: A Practical Guide for Muslims in the West, Zakat kit, ask an Imam feature, and you can calculate and pay zakat through our easy, online calculator.

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Vital Stats

Population: 78,887,000
Infant Mortality Rate: 23 deaths / 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 72 years
Major Diseases: no significant risks nationwide, waterborne illnesses and bacterial diarrhea are common along the Nile valley
Religions: Muslim - 90%
Coptic Christian - 9%
other Christian - 1%
Literacy Rate: 58 %
Unemployment Rate: 10 %
Poverty Rate: 20 %
Natural Hazards: drought, flash floods, earthquakes, landslides, hot driving windstorms (khamsin) in springtime, dust and sandstorms