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Revolutions are glorious events of change. They are celebrated as victories and hailed as a “happy ending”. However, as most countries have realized already, “happy endings” are often difficult beginnings.
After President Mubarak’s Abdication was celebrated till the early hours of dawn in the streets and squares across the country, the dust settled and the damage became apparent.
Tourism, one of Egypt’s main sources of revenue, was completely demolished. The Egyptian Stock Market closed down for close to two months killing the economy. Many companies have been forced to downsize their workforces pushing unemployment to an all time high. As of yet, there is no real police presence and there has been an elevation in crime rates.
Resulting poverty issues, already at their peak during Mubarak’s regime, have come to the forefront more than ever. The situation, coupled with the Egyptians’ lack of political maturity, has become so challenging that Egyptian opinion often splits about the price the revolution has forced its citizens to pay.
This book’s author, together with a number of Egyptian NGOs, are working together to set-up the local relief initiative ACMIL (Alternative Career Management and Internet Learning) that offers income earning solutions for those disabled during the protests.
To learn more about ACMIL and the web-based awareness hub Irmih El Bahr, please on "Wi Irmih El Bahr" on the menu to your left.