Arab Spring: the sequel? UN report predicts another uprising

Disenchanted and frustrated Arab youths are on the verge of another uprising, a UN report has warned.

High unemployment, poverty, exclusion and violence since the 2011 Arab Spring are fuelling another urgent need for reform, as an increasing state crack down on dissent fails to pay attention to its causes.

“Youth are not the only population group to bear the brunt of failed policies; nor do they alone suffer the effects of war and conflict,” said the Arab Human Development Report, released this week.

“However, unless current trends are shifted, youth in Arab countries stand to inherit stagnant, violent, or otherwise failed societies that few of their number had a hand in making, and they are the ones who will have to rebuild these societies.”

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