Category: Iraqi Kurdistan


Kurdish returnee recounts traumatic journey to Europe

Despite risking his life to reach Europe, Miran Gardi, a young Kurdish migrant, decided to return home to Kurdistan. The Migrant...
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After failed migration attempt, Kurdish returnee still in debt to smuggler

Ahmed Gorran, a Kurdish migrant, made the difficult decision to leave his wife and two children in Iraqi Kurdistan in search of...
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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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