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ISS: How Africa can reduce COVID-19’s impact on displaced persons

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Africa’s 25.2 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons are some of the most vulnerable groups to COVID-19. They are hosted in areas...

Coronavirus limits migrant options in Libya

After several failed crossings from Libya to Italy and a long spell in detention, Nigerian migrant Olu had pinned hopes on being evacuated from...

Malta refuses migrant ship permission to port

Malta plans to keep 57 rescued migrants aboard a private ship anchored outside territorial waters until the European Union finds a way to rehouse...

Migrants missing or dead in Libya

At least five migrants died and seven were missing when the coast guard returned 49 to Tripoli as fighting raged, the UN migration agency...

Another migrant crisis could be brewing in Libya

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Following the migrant crisis which engulfed Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region in 2014-15, tensions between states affected and migrants have remained high. In...

Italy orders coronavirus tests on boat migrants

Italy ordered migrants on a rescue ship off its coast quarantined on another vessel to test for the coronavirus instead of allowing disembarkation. The Alan...

ISS: COVID-19 responses in Africa must include migrants and refugees

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Migrants and displaced people across Africa are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission. Governments should resist nationalist responses that could put vulnerable people more at...

ISS: Fewer migrants to Europe, bigger problems for Africa

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Migration from Africa to Europe is increasingly being framed as a security threat to states and societies. The result is tighter border controls and...

Second Greek migrant camp quarantined

Greece quarantined a second migrant facility on its mainland after a 53-year-old man tested positive for the new coronavirus, the migration ministry said. The Afghan...

Quarantine for migrants in Malta

A thousand African migrants were placed under mandatory quarantine on Sunday after an outbreak of COVID-19 and their camp in the south of Malta...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...