25 Nov 2021

English Channel deaths: Why Iraqi Kurds are making the dangerous journey to Europe

International Editor

Those seeking a new life by crossing the channel are from parts of the world devastated by years of conflict, particularly prominent are those fleeing Iraq’s northern region of Kurdistan.

They are drawn here by family connections, language and a large and established Kurdish community.

We took a look at those making the journey of thousands of miles from Iraqi Kurdistan in hopes of a better life.