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New World Bank grant to help Egypt manage Cairo's air pollution

A 2022 report published by the American University of Cairo described Cairo's air quality as a "direct threat to public health.”
A general view taken on Dec. 17, 2014, shows pollution hovering over Egypt's Nile River.

The World Bank announced a new grant toward an air pollution program in Cairo on Wednesday. 

The Washington DC-based financial institution said it will provide $9.13 million to expand the scope of its Greater Cairo Air Pollution Management and Climate Change Project. It will specifically go toward managing electronic and health care waste, according to a press release. 

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