Water tap for New Year
Children get water access at home for the first time in 2022 thanks to UNICEF innovative 'revolving fund' program
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It might be hard to imagine that a place only 100 km away from the heart of modern Cairo lacks access to water. In this photo essay, we explore the story of one of the families residing in a village who has just got one of the most basic needs fulfilled in 2022: access to safte drinkable water at home.
In Egypt, the issue of water scarcity is taken very seriously by the government as a major challenge now and for the years to come.“The water issue is a pivotal issue in the field of achieving sustainable development, which requires increased cooperation and exchange of experiences between different countries of the world in the field of water,” said Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atti in his speech at the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit.
Egypt is facing an annual water deficit of around seven billion cubic metres and the country could run out of water by 2025, and climate change is a key part of the problem.