Why Iraqi Kurdish migrants are fleeing to Europe

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Al-Araby

Azad, 33, an Iraqi Kurdish university graduate, bought a heavy black overcoat at a marketplace in downtown Sulaymaniyah as he made his final preparations to seek a better life in Europe through the risky Belarus-Poland border migration route. More and more frustrated Kurdish youths are packing their bags on a daily basis to join fellow migrants who are stuck at the Belarusian border with Poland, awaiting an unknown fate. Around 4,000 migrants – mostly Kurds – have become trapped at the border, where they face dire humanitarian conditions, with four Kurdish migrants, so far, including two child…

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