• Dr. Mordechai Kedar

WEBINAR: “Corinavirus, Migration, and Security in Europe”

Updated: Feb 11


The International Institute for Migration and Security Studies organized a free webinar on 19.05.2020 on the topic “Coronavirus, Migration, and Security in Europe”.


Watch the FULL video of the Webinar here.


In Europe, thousands of migrants live in tents and millions in poverty in densely populated suburbs. Living on the margin of the European society, many of them were affected by the closedown of businesses, therefore unemployment in these migrant groups is higher than citizens of their host countries. Charity organizations have been receiving less support than usual from governments and donors and their resources are limited. The migrants’ image was low, to begin with, and they are seen more and more as a burden on European societies. Migrants feel this change, and their resentment against the host societies grows bigger. Some may express their frustration in violent manners.

  1. How does the Coronavirus lockdown affect migrants in Europe?

  2. What are the risks for their host countries?

  3. What should be done to avoid violent situations, caused by frustration and hunger?

Dr. Kedar is a Scholar of Arabic, Islam, and Middle East issues. Lecturer at the Department of Arabic and Middle East Studies at Bar-Ilan University. Served for twenty-five years in the IDF Military Intelligence, head of a branch in the hi-tech 8200 unit. 

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