IOM Maintains COVID-19 Support for Vulnerable Migrant Communities in Cyprus (IOM)

The number of COVID-19 case in Cyprus has dropped over the past three weeks (837 confirmed cases and 15 deaths overall) but the risk of infection persists among the most vulnerable communities on the island due to overcrowded living conditions, challenges in accessing basic services such as health, as well as communication barriers.

https://www.iom.int/news/iom-maintains-covid-19-support-vulnerable-migrant-communities-cyprus?utm_source=IOM+External+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=c96e7e6973-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_05_01_09_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9968056566-c96e7e6973-43573965

The “Democratic Bloc” of the Eastern Med Cements Its Friendship (BESA Center)

2020 is expected to be another year of fruitful cooperation for Israel, Greece, and Cyprus, which are working together to counter rising instability caused by Turkey. Their recent agreement to commit to the construction of the EastMed pipeline opens a new chapter in a friendship they have worked on for over a decade. They are taking steps to obtain American support for the trilateral scheme despite Washington’s concerns about its potential impact on the US’s long-term partnership with Ankara. Notably, the recent killing by the US of Quds commander Qassem Soleimani found Greece standing by its allies, the US and Israel, though that position risks undermining its relations with Iran.   

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/democratic-bloc-eastern-med/

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