Category: Middle East


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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Migration tops EU summit agenda

All 28 leaders of the European Union (EU) bloc met in the Austria City of Salzburg on 19 and 20 September 2018 to discuss ways of...
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French police clear Iraqi Kurdish migrants from a makeshift camp

French police have cleared 500 migrants, about 95 per cent of whom were Iraqi Kurds, from a makeshift camp near the French port...
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Smugglers take Kurdish migrants as hostages to extort families

Six Kurdish migrants, aged 17-20, were taken hostage in Istanbul, tortured and forced to feature in videos claiming they have...
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