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Monday, 16 March 2020

EGP 100 mn relief fund for victims of “dragon storm”

The Social Solidarity Ministry has announced a EGP 100 mn relief package for those affected by the severe weather over the weekend, dubbed the “Dragon storm.” NGOs contributing to the initiative include the Good Life foundation, the Viva Egypt Fund and the Zakat and Charity House, among others. The ministry estimates that 7,750 families have been impacted. Twenty-one people were killed in the downpours on Thursday and Friday, which caused widespread power outages, travel disruption and infrastructural damage.

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