Egypt Declares Emergency As Nile Flow Hit By Climate Change

CAIRO

Egypt’s annual share of the Nile water decreased by 5 billion cubic meters in 2019, and a state of emergency was announced nationwide, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation stated on Saturday. The Nile flow has been affected by the decreasing rate of annual rainwater, which is coming from the Ethiopian Highlands, said Head of the Planning Sector at the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Eman el-Sayed, in the statement. The Nile's annual rainwater could decrease over the coming few years due to climate change, she added, noting that the sector has advanced devices to measure the annual rainwater along the Nile basin.

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