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The Middle East Refugee Crisis. Syria and Iraq Case

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The article analyzes the push factors that compelled many people to flee from the region.

It is organized in four sections; the first addresses the topic in brief; the second reviews theoretical perspectives of migration. The third section discusses the push factors of migration concerning Iraq and Syria. In this section four main points are addressed. The first will discuss the state failure in both countries as a key driver of forcing people to leave their countries. The second highlights the economic factors that caused the migration of population. The third focuses the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its role in escalating migration in Syria and Iraq. Lastly, a brief conclusion with key findings is discussed.

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  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Migration
  • Islamic State
  • Europe

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Ahmad, P. (2018). The Middle East Refugee Crisis. Syria and Iraq Case. In: Balica, E., Marinescu, V. (eds) Migration and Crime. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95813-2_2

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