FES MENA Blog

Disrupted: How COVID-19 is affecting societies across the MENA region

The COVID-19 pandemic will become the defining event of this decade. It is not only the most severe public health emergency in recent history, but also an economic and social crisis of unparalleled proportions. It touches every aspect of human life. This blog investigates how the pandemic is shaping lives across the Middle East and North Africa. Our FES experts, partners and guest contributors from Rabat to Teheran and from Beirut to Khartoum will share their insights from the ground and offer food for thought as we jointly attempt to understand the repercussions of this crisis and chart a way forward.

The views expressed in this blog series are not necessarily those of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Corona Blog News

Violences contre les femmes en temps de confinement en Algérie

Vivre l’enfermement est souvent une expérience traumatisante. Vivre l’enfermement en temps de pandémie, d’incertitude, de crise protéiforme est très...

more

Le Maroc sous COVID -19

Les pays du monde entier font face aux répercussions de l'épidémie Covid-19, en fonction de leurs besoins et de leur capacité de réaction....

more

Covid-19 in Syria: A Crisis Within a Crisis

What started in Syria as calls for bread, freedom, and justice in 2011 turned into a full-fledged civil war. Nine years later, multiple local,...

more

Sudan: COVID-19 under the US Sanctions

Three weeks ago, as a member of the steering committee of the Sudanese Civil Society Confederation, we started a discussion on our Whatsapp group on...

more

Social Distancing as a Class Privilege: The Case of Lebanon

The lockdown measures instituted by governments in many countries impacted by the coronavirus spread have resulted in the emergence of a parallel, if...

more

L'économie algérienne à l'épreuve du Covid-19 : Faudra-t-il tout réinventer ?

L'Algérie affronte la crise du Covid-19 dans une conjoncture particulière : un mouvement de protestation, entamé depuis février 2019, a écarté les...

more

The Last Daycare Standing

Jordan’s caregivers at breaking point.

more

Work in the Time of Coronavirus

In a time of global pandemic, the Palestinian economy has been put on lockdown. Without financial safety net, workers seem to be in for a fight for...

more

What Comes Next? A Socioeconomic Snapshot of Lebanon under Corona Lockdown

The corona crisis could not have come at a worse time for Lebanon: an economy on the brink of collapse, debt default, a rapidly devaluating currency...

more

Des questions sans réponses

Certains stocks s'amenuisent. A peine un mois après le début de la crise du COVID-19 en Tunisie, il faut se lever de bonne heure pour trouver dans le...

more

Would you like to contribute to this blog?

Share your ideas with our team!

omar.sufan(at)fes.de