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Virtual Discussion: War and COVID-19 in Yemen

September 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 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.

A discussion with panelists:  

  • Dr. Dana Moss, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh  
  • 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 

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September 24, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm