Category - Society

Disability in the Arab World: From Charity to Agency

This blog post is prepared in collaboration with UN-ESCWA to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities  on December 3, 2017. What is Disability? Persons with disabilities include those with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or...

Arab-Arab Migration: The two sides of the coin

The GCC is the major destination for the majority of migrants from Egypt, Jordan and to a lesser extent Lebanon. But despite the GCC’s growing immigrant population, their reliance on Arab immigrants has been continuously decreasing over the past...

Ageing in the region is a complicated matter

The Arab world still has one of the lowest ageing rates in the world. However, there is no doubt that the decreasing fertility rates are slowly setting way for an ageing population. The demographic transformation will take different shapes...

The Arab World: Receiving and Sending Migrants

Migration patterns in the Arab world vary greatly according to sub-regions. While the GCC hosts a large number of immigrants, countries in North Africa (such as Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco) have large number of emigrant population. The Mashreq...

World Refugee Day

To mark World Refugee Day (WRD) and raise awareness about the status of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Arab region, Bayanat Box, in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute (IFI) for Public Policy and International...

Egypt’s long battle with Hepatitis C

Egypt has the highest hepatitis C infection rate in the world. The virus continues to spread due to unhygienic medical practices. However, new government initiatives are offering new solutions to curb its spread. What is Hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is...