Poor Thirst as Nile Taps Run Dry

Inter Press Service: The midday sun punishes a group of veiled women as they wait in line to fill their buckets and jerrycans. They have travelled on foot to a rusty tap on the outskirts of Cairo that gushes irrigation water never intended for human consumption. "We'll boil it when we get home," says one woman, positioning a blue jerrycan on her head. Water shortages, aggravated by intense summer heat and recurring power outages, have forced millions of Egyptians to scavenge for water in recent ......

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