New on the blog: Doing Women, Peace and Security better: Opportunities for the next UK National Action Plan


This article analyses the economic implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on Gulf economies, its migrant population, and particularly Sri Lankan labour migrants.
This blog builds on the recent report “Gendered Dynamics of International Labour Migration: Migrant Women in Greater Beirut, Lebanon”, looking at migrant women’s lived experiences and work conditions in the Lebanese capital city, Beirut.
The recent migration chaos on the border of Belarus and Poland once again brought to the fore the issue of emigration from the Middle East. In the last few months, over 5,000 people, mostly from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen have been trapped between Poland and Belarus.
As of 5 July 2020, Qatar has the second-highest number of Covid19 cases in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) region with almost 100,000 cases, and…