Back Story

Walking Across a Continent: Nahlah Ayed and The Refugee Crisis, 2015

Nahlah Ayed is on the front lines of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.
Syrian refugee cross a cornfield on their way to Europe. (Reuters)

It's the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. Thousands of desperate people risking their lives to reach Europe in a quest to find asylum. They encountered generosity as well as abuse on their journey across the continent. The CBC's Nahlah Ayed has seen it first hand.

She reported from cornfields and train stations and witnessed their struggle up close.

This is Nahlah's Back Story.

A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece's border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. (REUTERS)

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