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Egypt Struggles to Get Subsidized Food to Poor Amid Dollar Crisis

By Ali Abdelaty and Lin Noueihed CAIRO, Feb 19 – “Any rice?” says the woman, leaning into a shop in Cairo and brandishing a green smartcard that carries her family’s food credits. The shopkeeper shakes his head: “Only sugar.” Behind him, more than half the shelves are empty. Rice and cooking oil are nowhere to be

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