Refugee federation: 32 Kurds died on migration route in 1st part of 2022


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SULAIMANI — The International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) said on Monday (June 20) that 32 Kurdish, among 2,458 migrants worldwide, died in the first six months of 2022.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said 5,880 migrants lost their lives or went missing or went missing in 2021, an increase above 4,267 the previous year.

The IOM has recorded 49,375 people who have died or gone missing during their migration since 2014

The federation of Iraqi refugees said according to UNHCR reports, 1,200,000 Iraqis are displaced in their home country and are in need of basic services, while 4,900,000 refugees have returned to their home cities and areas.

The organization said there are 276,000 Iraqis, including people from the Kurdistan Region, currently living in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Lebanon who have been registered to apply for international asylum.

On June 14, the head of the Summit Foundation for Refugees and Displaced Affairs, Ari Jalal, said the bodies of three Kurdish migrants were found in different stages of a search near Santorini Island in Greece, which adds to remains of five other people which were found in April.

(NRT Digital Media)