Mindy Belz

Mindy wrote WORLD Magazine's first cover story in 1986 and went on to serve as international editor, editor, and now senior editor. She has covered wars in Syria, Afganistan, Africa, and the Balkans, and she recounts some of her experiences in They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Mindy resides with her husband, Nat, in Asheville, N.C. Follow her on Twitter @mcbelz.

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Declaring “moral bankruptcy”

International | WHO chief says we should not discount elderly COVID-19 deaths
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/31/20, 06:41 pm

GLOBAL: The number of cases of the coronavirus around the world surpassed 25 million over the weekend, and World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus gave a moving conclusion to his regular Monday briefing: “When the elderly [are] dying, it’s not fine. It’s a moral bankruptcy. We should not be morally dead. Every life, whether it is young or old, is precious. And we have to do everything to save it.”

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Beirut’s bloody paths

Disaster relief | Following the hurt brings opportunities for transformation
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/27/20, 04:10 pm

One thing the victims of the August explosion in Beirut all said in recounting their stories: They could tell where to go by following the trails of blood. As evening fell in the hour after the blast, they struggled to leave buildings blocked by debris and broken glass, only to make it to streets filled with rubble and pancaked cars. 

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The “most horrific” human rights abuse of the century

International | The Chinese government expands internment camps for Uighurs
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/27/20, 02:07 pm

CHINA: Authorities have continued to increase the Chinese government’s internment camp system in Xinjiang province, where officials already have detained more than 1 million Uighurs. Using satellite imagery, BuzzFeed News identified 260 new structures built since 2017—at least one in every county of Xinjiang. It’s the latest evidence of mass detention aimed at controlling and eliminating the mostly Muslim Uighur population in the province.

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