Briefing: The increasing squeeze on refugees to go home

‘All the key stakeholders have an interest in pushing for repatriation except the refugees themselves.’

Syrian refugees, Um Abdullah and her daugther Maysaa, 13, pack a suitcase in preparation for their journey to Germany from Lebanon (Andrew McConnell/UNHCR)

By Tania Karas & Charlotte Afred

After being forced into exile, going back home is often an agonising decision for refugees. Can they rebuild their lives? Will it really be…