Many Youths Long to Leave Kurdistan Behind

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Young Kurdish men sit by a campfire in Iraqi Kurdistan. They complain about lack of employment opportunities, lack of government services like electricity, and a general sense of hopelessness about the future. Yerevan Adham hide caption

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Young Kurdish men sit by a campfire in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Young Kurdish men sit by a campfire in Iraqi Kurdistan. They complain about lack of employment opportunities, lack of government services like electricity, and a general sense of hopelessness about the future.

Yerevan Adham

Authorities have managed to protect semi-autonomous Kurdistan from the violence tearing the rest of Iraq apart, but internal problems are growing. Many young Kurds want to leave the region.

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