Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Water crisis continues throughout Egypt

Despite protests in Cairo and more than a half-dozen other areas across the country, water shortages have continued since mid-July, leaving many hospitalized and farmers without irrigation water, according to AHN.

In Kafr Ghannam and Dakahliya, 12 days of protests have not yielded a government response. Governor Ahmed Said Sawan of Dakahliya has refused to meet the demonstrators “because they were not on his agenda for the week.”

In El Roda and Manial El Roda, residents threatened to sue the government for collecting water consumption bills when they had not yet received water.

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