The Roles of some
organizations like the European
Union, and the United Nations?
Starting after WWII: Turkish guest workers
Germany has a past of large waves of
Germany is one of the countries that has
promised to take up to 1.5 mil refugees
until the end of the year
Internal Conflict (political, far right
A unique case of migration to Europe
would the case of Iraqi Kurds.
Although there are Kurds in Syria, Iran and
Turkey, Iraqi Kurds inhabit Northern Iraq,
also known as Kurdistan.
Kurdistan is an autonomous region, with
their own government, known as the
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) led
by President Masoud Barzani.
Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq,
oppressed and mistreated the Kurds
during his presidency from 1979-2003.
Escaping the oppression, many Kurds fled
to Europe in search of a safe haven.
Most popular destinations were Germany,
the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and
After the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s
reign, Kurdistan experienced an economic
After this newfound economic prosperity
and glory, many Kurds that have fled to
Europe went back home.
For many years, many Kurds have taken
advantage of the new foreign investments
and capitalist opportunities.
However, the emergence of ISIS and their
activity in Kurdistan caused havoc.
Escaping from persecutions, many Kurds
are desperately trying to return to Europe.