According to an Arab News - Arab Strategy Forum, 55% of Arab youth believe that corruption is the main problem in their country, followed by unemployment at 46%. Even then, the high rates of unemployment in MENA region are linked to corruption, according to experts.
In Iraq's Kurdish region, a new generation is coming of age which has seen only two parties in power - KDP and PUK. For some of these youth, the two parties are responsible for the worsening of the economic situation in the country.
Lebanese and Syrian youth in the Bekaa, Lebanon have led an initiative to feed poor and needy Syrian refugees. This is the fourth year that the youth carry out this initiative despite receiving less funding.
In an effort to bring life back to their city, youth in Mosul are attempting to recover the library's books after ISIS burnt many of them before exiting the city. Many of the youth have participated in the Mosul Eye initiative which sought to help rebuild Mosul's libraries.
Ahead of FIFA World Cup, a team of Egyptian street children play in their own tournament in Russia and demonstrate their potential in the sport. The football tournament held in Russia targets street-connected and homeless children from 20 countries.
Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan has inaugurated TechWorks, The Crown Prince Foundation Initiative’s (CPFI) flagship innovation platform, that seeks to bring together community of young makers, thinkers and entrepreneurs