Why 2021 could be an even worse year for the Middle East

Parts of the Middle East could see conditions further deteriorate in 2021, with a warning from a leading NGO that the world must step up assistance to these countries in order to prevent conflict, poverty and Covid-19 claiming thousands of more lives. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) named Yemen, Afghanistan, and Syria as the three countries most at risk of humanitarian deterioration this year, in its annual Emergency Watchlist report. All three countries are in the throes of conflict and Covid-19 epidemics, with fighting and lockdowns making it more difficult for humanitarian workers …

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