Category: Iraqi Kurdistan


Iraqi Kurdish family lose everything to smugglers after failed migration attempt

Over the past few years, large numbers of Iraqi Kurds, escaping poverty and conflict, have paid smugglers thousands of dollars in...
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Migrants stuck at the Bosnian-Croatian border

In an attempt to cross the Croatian border into Europe, many migrants have become stranded in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The...
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Kurdistan: Migrants and local entrepreneurs unite to celebrate their art

Internally displaced people (IDPs), Syrian refugees and local Kurdish entrepreneurs came together on 7 December 2018 to showcase...
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Smugglers are responsible for 50 percent of abuses against migrants

Smugglers are responsible for 50 percent of all incidents of sexual violence, physical violence, robbery and kidnapping,...
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Kurdish returnee builds successful business after vocational training

At the age of 18, Shwan Halaq decided to migrate irregularly to Europe through a smuggler in the Iraqi city of Erbil. His friends...
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Over 30 migrants, mostly Kurds, feared dead after boat capsizes in Aegean Sea

A boat carrying 35 irregular migrants, many of them Kurds, capsized in the Aegean Sea on 9 October, killing all but one woman on...
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Iraqi detainee dies at Australian immigration detention centre after four suicide attempts

A 22-year-old Iraqi man has died in hospital after taking his life at the Yongah Hill immigration detention centre in Australia...
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French police clear Iraqi Kurdish migrants from a makeshift camp

French police have cleared 500 migrants, about 95 per cent of whom were Iraqi Kurds, from a makeshift camp near the French port...
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Smugglers take Kurdish migrants as hostages to extort families

Six Kurdish migrants, aged 17-20, were taken hostage in Istanbul, tortured and forced to feature in videos claiming they have...
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