Emile Roy is the Gulf Research Manager at ACLED. Prior to this role, he worked as a Yemen Researcher for three years, and was the Research Manager for ACLED's pilot project on religious repression and disorder, which covers seven MENA countries, including Yemen. In his current position, he oversees data collection and analysis in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf countries.

ACLED-Religion Overview
10-16 April 2021

Last week was marked by the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in the Muslim world, which takes place during the coronavirus pandemic for the second consecutive year. While some countries allowed for mosques to reopen despite the pandemic, although only to men in some instances, others imposed restrictions on religious practices and closed places of worship that did not abide by the restrictions.…