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Why They Left

A look at six refugees and their journeys to freedom as told to Fusion

They flee war, dictatorships, instability, abuse, and poverty - sometimes all of the above. The journey can be treacherous, and even when they make it, these mostly young men face hostility, scarce resources, and often detention at the other end. They are among the millions of people who have fled in recent years from countries like Syria, Eritrea, Nigeria, Iran, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here is a glimpse of their journeys.

Their Journeys

Zein

Syria

Mohammed and Omran

Syria

Joy

Nigeria

Teklezgi

Eritrea

Farhaad

Iran

Chris

Congo

To ensure the safety of the refugees and their families, Fusion agreed to only publish their first names.

Why They Left

A look at six refugees and their journeys to freedom as told to Fusion

They flee war, dictatorships, instability, abuse and poverty - sometimes all of the above. They leave home with little, arrive with less. The journey can be treacherous, and even when they make it, these mostly young men face hostility, scarce resources and often detention at the other end. Then there is the uncertainty -- about their own future, sure, but also about the fate of the loved ones they’ve left behind. They are among the millions of people who have fled in recent years from countries like Syria, Eritrea, Nigeria, Iran and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here is a glimpse of their journeys.

Their Journeys

Chris

Congo

Farhaad

Iran

Joy

Nigeria

Mohammed
and Omran

Syria

Teklezgi

Eritrea

Zein

Syria

To ensure the safety of the refugees and their families, Fusion agreed to only publish their first names.