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Caritas President Landau on refugee crisis in Kurdistan: “We need to help now”

Caritas President Landau on refugee crisis in Kurdistan: “We need to help now”

During a trip to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Michael Landau, President of Caritas Austria, highlighted the humanitarian situation of refugees and IDPs, currently numbering 2.1 million. The enormous influx of refugees is challenging: the Kurdistan Region has seen a 20 percent increase in its population. Caritas underlined the large number of children and stressed…
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Extensive media coverage on Foreign Minister Kurz’s visit to Kurdistan

Extensive media coverage on Foreign Minister Kurz’s visit to Kurdistan

The visit of Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz to the Kurdistan Region was extensivley covered in the media: all Austrian online and print media reported about the individual stations of his journey. In their news coverage, the numerous Austrian journalists who accompanied Kurz to Kurdistan focused on the Austrian government’s humanitarian aid package worth 1.25 million…
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Austrian delegation visits border area close to Kobane

Austrian delegation visits border area close to Kobane

Within the scope of a solidarity visit to the Kurdish region in Turkey, which is currently confronted with a refugee crisis, Austrian members of Parliament have viewed the border area in sight of the embattled Syrian-Kurdish city of Kobane. The delegation which consists of SPÖ whip Andreas Schieder, Elisabeth Pfurtscheller (ÖVP), and Berivan Aslan (Grüne)…
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Der Standard: Kurds – Friends and foreigners in a new home

Der Standard: Kurds – Friends and foreigners in a new home

More than 100,000 Kurds live in Austria. They are organized in societies, cultural centres or via political parties in their original home countries. According to concurring estimations, about 100,000 Kurds live in Austria – and the number is increasing. Recently, more and more Kurds from Iraq and Syria have fled to Austria from the war…
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