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An internally displaced Syrian girl wears a face mask as members of the Syrian Civil defence sanitize the Bab Al-Nour internally displaced persons camp, to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Azaz

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Middle East in turmoil even before pandemic hit

Weak public health systems, an over-reliance on hydrocarbons for economic growth, and a collapse in tourism point to particular disaster across the Middle East. Recovery will be long and slow absent intervention from non-regional powers.

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series by Mathew J. Burrows, Peter Engelke

Coronavirus Middle East