Category: Middle East


Ethiopia learns from the Philippines labour migration experience

A high-level delegation from the Ethiopian government has visited the Philippines to learn from the country’s experience in...
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Smugglers sentenced to prison by French court

A French court has sentenced two Iraqis and an Iranian man for migrant smuggling across the English Channel on 1 March 2019. A...
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More than 500 irregular migrants held across Turkey

More than 500 migrants were detained on 18 and 19 March 2019 while attempting to migrate irregularly towards Europe. The largest...
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Three years after EU-Turkey migrant deal, thousands still stranded in Greece

Three years ago, the European Union and Turkey inked a deal to prevent migrants and asylum seekers from crossing irregularly from...
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Turkish police used tear gas to disperse migrants queuing to renew immigration documents

Turkish police used tear gas to scatter migrants southwest city of Denizli, who were waiting to renew their immigration documents...
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New export route from Afghanistan to India via Iran will connect millions of Afghans to the outside world, says President Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has officially opened a new trade route to enable Afghanistan to export to India through Iran as it...
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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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Over 300 stranded Ethiopian migrants airlifted from Yemen

At least 322 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen flew home on 29 and 30 January 2019, according to the Ethiopian Ministry of...
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