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Across the Middle East and elsewhere, social enterprises have been the first to respond to the significant challenges posed by COVID-19. For example, in Tunisia, the Banque Alimentaire Durable dispensed food aid to needy families during the month of Ramadan and beyond, while in Lebanon, the NGO Abaad fielded nearly twice as many calls from domestic abuse victims on its helpline in the first four months of this year (including over the lockdown) than it did over the whole of 2019.