No Way Back Why Most Syrian Refugees Want to Stay in Germany

Islamic State has been conquered and the war has ended in large parts of Syria, but most Syrian refugees living in Germany want to stay. Many fear persecution if they go back while others have already established themselves in their new home.
Von Katrin Elger und Asia Haidar
Abdul Abbasi (left) and Allaa Faham (right) receiving their integration medals from a senior government official in Berlin in 2016.

Abdul Abbasi (left) and Allaa Faham (right) receiving their integration medals from a senior government official in Berlin in 2016.

Foto: Maurizio Gambarini / DPA
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The Karakouz family in Hamburg: "All we can do is wait and hope."

The Karakouz family in Hamburg: "All we can do is wait and hope."

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