Focus on refugees: hundreds of families return to Syria

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Hundreds of Syrians are returning to the border town of Tal Abyad from Turkey after Kurdish fighters drove out Islamic State militants. Women, elderly people and children have been seen carrying their belongings across the border. The Kurdish victory in Tal Abyad is seen as a major blow to ISIL.

Where worldwide displacement hit hardest

Number of people who were forced to leave their homes, including refugees and the internally displaced, listed by country of origin, by the end of 2014.

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Figures are current as of May 2015. Source: UNHCR.

CCTV’s Natalie Carney filed this report from the Turkey-Syria border.

Hundreds of families return to border town Tal Abyad

Hundreds of families return to border town Tal Abyad

Hundreds of Syrians are returning to the border town of Tal Abyad from Turkey after Kurdish fighters drove out Islamic State militants. Women, elderly people and children have been seen carrying their belongings across the border. The Kurdish victory in Tal Abyad is seen as a major blow to ISIL.


Daryl Grisgraber on the refugee crisis
For more on the refugee crisis. CCTV’s Nathan King spoke to Ms. Daryl Grisgraber, Senior Advocate for Refugee international.

Daryl Grisgraber on the refugee crisis

Daryl Grisgraber on the refugee crisis

For more on the refugee crisis. CCTV's Nathan King spoke to Ms. Daryl Grisgraber, Senior Advocate for Refugee international.