The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) data showed that 1.9 million divorce cases occurred in Egypt during the past ten years, to reach 237,700 cases during 2019, an increase of 8% from the 2018 estimates.
The divorce rate has recently increased to 237,700 from 154,400 cases in 2010 and 154,900 cases in 2011, an increase of about 53.9%.
The average number of divorce cases in Egypt per minute increase more than 40% during the past 10 years, reporting a case every 2.11 minutes in 2019 (28 cases per hour), compared to one case every 3.30 minutes in 2010.
Cairo governorate topped the list of the number of divorce cases nationwide, recording a divorce case every 10 minutes, followed by Giza, a case every 17 minutes, then Dakahlia, a case every 29 minutes, and Sharkia, a case every 35 minutes.
Moreover, Both Beheira and Alexandria recorded a divorce case every 38 minutes, while Qaliubiya, a case every 44 minutes, Gharbia, a case every 49 minutes, Kafr al-Sheikh, a case every hour and 13 minutes. Finally, Qena recorded the least divorces cases in Egypt with a case every 78 minutes (1 hours, 18 min).
According to the latest data, 24% of married couples in Egypt got divorced in the year 2018, compared to 22% in the preceding year.
The annual observance by the International Day of Families report, being issued on May 15 of each year, was adopted by the United Nations in 1993, draws attention to families and reflects the importance attached by the international community and their role in development.