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[Comment] Arab youth respond to the Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing

The Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing1 is a rich compendium of evidence on adolescent health globally, and highlights the importance of youth engagement. Such engagement is vital in the Arab region where youth (15–29 years) comprise about 30% of the population.2 Young people in this region are exposed to structural violence and conflict that affect every aspect of their lives2—a situation that exacerbates the uncertainties of an already tumultuous life stage. Yet young people in the region have used their voices constructively to push for equity and justice.

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