Without addressing MENA inequality, expect more upheaval

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Two years after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world looks at 2022 with anxious eyes, taking stock of its effects on people’s lives today and for years to come. This multifaceted crisis has unmasked the shortcomings of our economies, social protection and healthcare systems, and the steep divide between rich and poor across the globe. This is especially true in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region which has one of the highest levels of wealth and income inequality in the world and is one of the regions that were most ill-prepared to shield their population from the devastati…

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