The Russian invasion of Ukraine provokes an economic crisis and possible riots in Egypt

Egyptian households of all income levels are rapidly losing purchasing power.

Egypt has seen protests in recent months over delays in new car deliveries, and low-income Egyptians have cut back on a range of foods.

Egypt's official inflation rate was 14.7% in June, up from about 5% last year, and locals say prices have risen sharply since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.