EGYPT, CAIRO: Even though these photos were taken during 2008 they are still documenting the current state of poverty in Egypt. Now in 2013 the situation is even worse as the ongoing political instability is stopping investment and tourism almost came to a hold, which leaves more people unemployed and utterly poor.
In March 2008 rising prices and alleged corruption have sparked clashes at bakeries in poorer neighbourhoods, leading to several deaths. Mubarak, Egypt's ousted president, ordered more bread to be baked and bread queues totally eliminated. International media moved on and prices in Egypt kept rising, 2008 saw an inflation of 27,5% of food prices compared to 6,7 % in 2007. Food like oil, pasta, rice, milk products, chicken cost as much as in Germany in big supermarkets. But the average Egyptian earns 60-90 Euros a month. For the first time in decades more and more Egyptians go hungry to bed and don't know how to feed their families the next day. Due to current politics and corruption there is no hope for improvement in the near future.
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