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Watch 4 Young Arabs and 1 Cartoon Explain the Middle East’s Most Urgent Problem in 2 Minutes

It’s not terrorism. It’s not polarization. Neither is unemployment, corruption, or bad governance. As four young cartoonists Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, and Syria meet in Tunis to find common ground to address social challenges in the Middle East, they unveil the unexpected cause underlying them.

The result of the meeting, this 2-minute speed drawing video, eloquently offers food for thought for those seeking peace in the Middle East. Coming from radically different countries but united by the same difficulties, these four creative minds tell the story of non-violent communication: the most urgent problem the region has to face.

The video was created by Search for Common Ground, an international non-profit organization that aims to ignite shared solutions to destructive conflicts.

For more information: Visit Search for Common Ground‘s website.

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Valentina Primo

Journalist, globetrotter, and determined idealist. Since Valentina left her home country of Argentina, she has searched for ways to build bridges between cultures and foster dialogue. Her previous work in international organizations in Italy and Germany fed her passion for the world of development, while her 8-year journalistic experience in Argentina and Egypt increased her curiosity for everything that challenges the stereotype. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Peace Studies with a specialization in Human Rights.

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