Lives of youth 'in jeopardy' in Middle East, North Africa

A decade since Arab Spring protests rocked the Middle East and North Africa, many of its youth are in need and at risk, says the UN children’s agency’s regional director. “After 2011, the lives and futures of children and young people have been put in jeopardy,” Ted Chaiban told AFP in an interview in the Jordanian capital Amman. “This is a combined result of conflict and the fall of oil prices, which has narrowed opportunities for children and young people in the region.” The MENA region counts 124 million people aged 10-24 – just over a quarter of the whole population. Chaiban said there wer…

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