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Why some refugees go back

Jim Muir May 18, 2016
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Iraqi women at the Khazair displacement camp on June 30, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq.   Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Why some refugees go back

Jim Muir May 18, 2016
Iraqi women at the Khazair displacement camp on June 30, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq.   Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Thousands of people will try to reach Europe this year from countries like Syria and Iraq.

They’re following the same path that hundreds of thousands of migrants before them have taken. It’s a dangerous journey, a gamble for the chance to live somewhere without the threat of the Islamic State. But a growing number of people are returning to Northern Iraq when what they found in Europe was far from what they’d hoped for.

 

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