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Egypt seeks two-child policy amid deteriorating economic conditions

The Egyptian government renewed its call for the necessity of having two children only in order to confront overpopulation amid the harsh economic conditions plaguing Egypt.
A picture shows on Feb. 11, 2020, a general view of al-Atba district of Cairo, Egypt.

CAIRO — Egypt is suffering from overpopulation, coinciding with deteriorating economic conditions and price hikes. Meanwhile, the government continues to stress the importance of a two-child policy.

According to the Egyptian Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics data, Egypt’s population stood at 103,855,911 people on Sept. 2.

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