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Iraqi Kurds Hold Funerals for Family Members Who Drowned Crossing English Channel 

HeadlineDec 27, 2021

The bodies of at least 27 refugees, including a baby, were discovered after they washed ashore in the western coast of Libya Saturday. The refugees likely drowned in recent shipwrecks as Libya has become a key departure point for those trying to reach safety in Europe.

Meanwhile, the bodies of 16 people, who were among another group of 27 refugees who died last month trying to cross the English Channel, were returned to their hometown in Iraqi Kurdistan Sunday. This is one of their family members.

Zana Mohammad: “In Kurdistan, for more than seven or eight years there has been a lack of work, and young people have no work in the government sector or the private sector. All these young people traveled to achieve their dreams and goals and to reach a country that provides a decent life with dignity, because, unfortunately, in this country they do not live with dignity.”

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