Libya flood: The devastation of an Egyptian village 560 miles away

It is easy to understand why, according to locals, thousands of young men from the village are currently in Libya, mainly working in the construction sector. Al-Sharif is located in Beni Suef, one of the most deprived regions of a country in which almost 30% of the population live in poverty. The rate in Beni Suef is over 60%, according to Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics.

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