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Women worldwide have been hit hard by COVID-19

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Lebanon Palestinian father care work

Malak Charary works as a local pharmacist within the UN clinics at refugee camps. As COVID-19 pandemic reached Lebanon, she worked long hours on the front line of the crisis during the lockdown, leaving her husband Mahmoud to care for their daughter. “My wife and I share responsibility in everything at home, and I am proud of it. I cook, clean, do the laundry, care for my baby daughter and wife, which grants Malak time for herself and for her work. I don’t expect to be awarded for it, rather I believe it is my responsibility,” Mahmoud adds.

Read Malak’s and Mahmoud’s story.

Mahmoud Charary enjoys playtime with his one-year-old daughter, Jouri. Photo: Ramzi Haidar/Dar Al Mussawir for UN Women