Hundreds of refugees from various African countries are fleeing their countries and using Libya as a transit point into Europe. Recently the UNHCR released over 260 refugees from the detention centres to be taken to Niger. In the meantime, the agency intends to find them permanent homes.
While citizens displaced in the Khazir IDP camps can see their villages through the barbed wire, their return to them is much harder. Officials in Erbil and Baghdad have paid no attention to the return of many IDPs to their homes following liberation from ISIS.
In the multicultural city of Mardin in southeastern Turkey, a Syrian refugee made her life taking care of the Syriac Mor Petrus and Mor Pavlus church. The refugee who arrived in Mardin in 2016 says it is hard for her to return to Syria.