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Food costs in Egypt

While politics and religion are making headlines in Egypt, Christian leaders there say the country's critical humanitarian issues need attention.

Rising food and fuel prices are making it difficult for Egyptians to put food on the table, and malnutrition is increasing.

"This is going to be a serious situation," said Andrea Zaki Stephanous, general director of the Cairo-based Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services, a Christian group that promotes religious pluralism.


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