Here’s what coronavirus-hit Iran might do to wreak havoc in the region

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The confluence of hard-hitting sanctions on the country and Iran’s floundering theocracy frustrated an adequate response to the pandemic. Iranian people wear protective masks to prevent contracting a coronavirus, in Tehran, Iran February 29, 2020     (photo credit: REUTERS) Iran … Read More

Congo’s Health Minister Resigns Over Ebola Approach

Dr. Oly Ilunga, health minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, visiting an Ebola treatment center in March. He resigned on Monday after the government appointed a new team to coordinate the effort to contain the disease.CreditCreditJohn Wessels/Agence France-Presse — … Read More

Study: Sexual Torture Widespread for Migrants Seeking Europe

Rescuers transfer migrants rescued by an oil rig supply ship to the Aquarius vessel of SOS Mediterranee and MSF (Doctors Without Borders) NGOs, in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libyan coast, on Aug. 30, 2017 (Darko Bandic/AP Photo) PARIS—Migrants trying … Read More

Cyclone may have killed more than 1,000 people, Mozambique president says

“It is a real disaster of great proportions,” President Filipe Nyusi said. Members of the public and military personnel search for survivors and bodies in Ngangu township Chimanimani, Manicaland Province, eastern Zimbabwe, on March 18 2019, after the area was … Read More

The Unknown Turkish Refugee Crisis

janissary procession through the Brandenburg Gate on Türkischen Tag (Turkish Day), Berlin, photo via Wikimedia Commons BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 993, November 1, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey, which hosts some 3.5 million refugees, is generally considered a transit or bulwark … Read More

The “Human Cost” of The EU’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

By the time the first week of 2018 had ended, the Mediterranean Sea had already taken a deadly toll. A rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya while carrying 150 migrants and refugees from across Africa. Just eight bodies, … Read More

IOM: Refugees dying at quicker rate in Mediterranean

Rights groups concerned as likelihood of drowning increases on ‘most dangerous’ route and as conditions worsen in Libya. Refugees and migrants are dying in the Mediterranean at a quicker rate than last year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has … Read More

Can Africa thwart the next great migration crisis? European leaders hope so

Under a new system, African leaders have agreed to register ‘vulnerable’ would-be migrants before they can seek asylum in Europe. More than 1.5 million migrants have surged into Europe since 2015. Now European leaders and their African counterparts are working … Read More