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Cairo Update

Date Written:
  13 May 1999
  Last Cairo Update for a While
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This is the last Cairo update for a while, since we are not going to be in Cairo for the next two months, but in Britain!

As we mentioned a previous update we will arrive on Thursday 27th May and stay until the end of July. During our time in the UK we want to visit friends, family and supporters . . .

This update doesn't contain much news because we've been very busy preparing to travel for the last couple of weeks, but we have one BIG news item:

Alison is pregnant.

Due: Jan 4th 2000 (no, we weren't aiming for Jan 1st 2000!)

Hope to see some of you real soon,

Toodle Pip,

Jason, Alison, Hannah and Esther

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It's a Fact!

Facts about Egypt:

  • Egypt's population is 66 Million

  • Egypt is four times the size of the UK

  • Only 3% of the land can be used for arable crops

  • Cairo has 18 million people and is growing by 1 millon each year.

  • Cairo is the Largest city in Africa and the Middle East

  • Official literacy rate is only 45%

  • A total of 11 languages are spoken in Egypt

  • Public Debt per person is $790

  • Average annual income is $630

  • Unemployment is estimated to be 17%

  • Religion: Approx. 85% Muslim and 15% Christian

  • Most Christians are affiliated to the Orthodox Church, less than 1% of the population are Protestant

  • There are an estimated 100,000 street children in Egypt


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