Lebanese Ali Mallah, 27, who recently lost his job as a salesman at a shoe store in Beirut, stands on Beirut's waterfront promenade on the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Millions of youth in the Middle East region have had job prospects, plans for higher education and marriage upended by the pandemic. While such turmoil and uncertainty is universal in the wake of the coronavirus, the despair is particularly pronounced in Arab countries, where wave after wave of war, displacement and corruption has left this generation feeling bitter and hopeless. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Ali Mallah, 27, who recently lost his job as a salesman at a shoe shop in Beirut, stands on the waterfront in the Lebanese capital. AP Photo

Coronavirus crushes hopes of better life for Arab youth