Category: Iraqi Kurdistan


“I constantly felt like a guest with no hope,” says Aso, a Kurdish returnee

Aso, a 29-year-old from Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, migrated irregularly through seven countries to reach Germany where he...
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Eight children among 23 migrants who drowned in Greek and Turkish waters

In two separate incidents, 23 migrants, including eight children, drowned when their boats sank off the coasts of Turkey and...
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Nearly 10,000 Iraqi migrants returned home voluntarily in 2019

Nearly 10,000 Iraqi migrants and refugees have chosen to voluntarily return home from EU countries this year, according to The...
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Iraqi Kurdish smuggler sentenced to four years in Spanish prison

Shwana Rafiq, a 36-year-old Iraqi Kurdish asylee in Spain, has been sentenced to prison for his leading role in a gang that hid...
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New Greek asylum law sparks uproar from human rights community

A new asylum law passed by the Greek government has raised concerns among human rights organisations who say the bill would...
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Headway programme creates 550 job and training opportunities for KRI youths

Rwanga Foundation has launched the Headway programme which creates job opportunities – mainly for youth and women – in the...
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Iraqi government to offer loans and training to return migrants

In an effort to encourage Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers in EU countries to return home, the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement...
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US court ruled in favour of Afghans and Iraqis, calling visa delays unlawful

A federal judge in the United States of America has ruled that the delay in processing visa applications for hundreds of Iraqis...
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Iraqi migrant drowned in attempt to swim to Britain

Belgian authorities have recovered the body of a drowned Iraqi migrant who attempted to swim across the English Channel to reach...
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