Category: Middle East


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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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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