In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…

Issam Abousleiman |

         Before the conflict began in Yemen in 2015, 10-year-old Raheeb Al Kamali used to play football in a playground with his friends every afternoon in the AlTawahi District of Aden. Cristiano…

Tahir Akbar, Adnan Awan |

           قبل اندلاع الصراع في اليمن في عام 2015، كان رحيب الكمالي ابن العشر سنوات يلعب كرة القدم في ملعب مع أصدقائه كل ظهيرة في حي التواهي بمدينة عدن. كان مثله الأعلى في الرياضة كريستيانو…

طاهر أكبر, عدنان عون |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

Globally, over one-third of women report having experienced some form of physical or sexual violence. Many cases of violence, such as domestic abuse and rape, are underreported, so the true…

Sameera Al Tuwaijri, Seemeen Saadat |

Editor's Note: The global water crisis is a crisis of too much, too polluted and too little. At the World Bank, our job is to find and implement solutions to tackle this crisis. In the “Water…

Naif Abu-Lohom, Dambudzo Muzenda, Yogita Upadya Mumssen |

يخوض اليمن – وهو أفقر بلدان منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا حتى قبل نشوب الصراع - غمار سلسلة من حالات الطوارئ المتشابكة التي وصفتها الأمم المتحدة بأنها "أسوأ أزمة إنسانية في العالم."…

رجاء بن تاويت قطان |

​The poorest country in the Middle East and North Africa even prior to the conflict, Yemen has through violence and subsequent economic freefall landed at the epicenter of a series of interrelated…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan |

J’ai pris mes fonctions de responsable des opérations de la Banque mondiale pour le Yémen au mois de juillet dernier. Beaucoup de choses se sont passées depuis, et il n’y a pas un jour sans que je…

Raja Bentaouet Kattan |

“We had lost hope, ” said Muneera’s father. “As her health deteriorated and her body weakened, we worried that she could not last much longer.” Six months short of her fourth birthday, Muneera was…

Malak Shaher, Shawki Alabasi |