Ramadan – Faith, Food and the COVID Effect

For the next month, nearly 1.8 billion Muslims around the world will observe Ramadan, Islam’s most sacred holiday. The holiday is intended to hone spiritual discipline; it is characterized by long periods of fasting and prayer, as well as an increased sense of charity and generosity throughout the community. However, this year’s season of religious

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Bracing for Impact: An Exploration of Premise’s Data on COVID-19 in Yemen

With already considerable restraints on the country’s healthcare system, the confirmation of Yemen’s first COVID-19 case on April 10, 2020 brings new worries about Yemenis’ access to critical health supplies, such as medications, hospital beds and life-saving equipment.  Since 2015, Yemen has been engaged in a brutal civil war, resulting in the displacement of over

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COVID-19 Perceptions from the Gulf and Levant Countries

As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread across the globe, it has not impacted Middle Eastern countries as harshly as some Western countries. As of April 3rd, 2020, there have been 9,101 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Middle East where we have active contributor networks. Due to health and economic reasons, there is

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