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Virtual: War and COVID-19 in Yemen
September 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
While nearly every country in the world is struggling with COVID-19, it would be easy to say that Yemen is suffering the most. The past five years of conflict have left the country’s health system shattered, putting millions in vulnerable conditions since the start of the pandemic. Not only has COVID-19 left millions of Yemenis at risk, but the intentional suppression of information by authorities has impacted the reports of the real numbers of the pandemic. In many ways, Yemen is a country left abandoned by the international community to face famine, pandemic, and endless war. Join us for a detailed analysis of how Yemen arrived at its current situation and where it might be heading.
Dr. Dana Moss, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Notre Dame
Fadia Thabet, Yemeni peace activist, humanitarian aid worker
Moderated by Charles Kurzman, Co-director of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies; Professor of Sociology, UNC Chapel Hill
Sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense; Curriculum in Global Studies; Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, and the Indiana University Center for the Study of the Middle East.