Egypt population reaches 100 million people - statistics agency

  • Tuesday 11, February 2020 08:20 PM
  • Egypt population reaches 100 million people - statistics agency
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Egypt's population reached 100 million people on Tuesday, the official statistics agency CAPMAS said.
The country's 100 millionth person was recorded on the agency's digital counter in eastern Cairo and on its website.

Officials say they have managed to bring down fertility rates thanks to a "Two is Enough" campaign challenging the tradition of large families in rural areas.

This is aimed at more than 1.1 million poor families with up to three children. The Social Solidarity Ministry has trained volunteers to encourage people to have fewer children.