Category: Middle East


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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Migrants at risk of being stranded in war-torn Yemen

Despite the dire humanitarian situation in war-torn Yemen, the number of migrants entering the country has sky-rocketed. The...
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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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EU leaders want North African migrant deal

EU leaders say they are ready to negotiate a migrant deal with North African countries, including Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and...
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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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