Refugees from Kobani stayed for a few months close to the border waiting for the war to finish in Kobani. The Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Unit) won the war against Daesh so some refugees whose homes had not been destroyed in the war came back to Kobani.
In 2015 the YPG attacked Tell Abyad. This city had been under the control of Daesh for about 2 years when YPG tried to take city. Around 5,000-6,000 people escaped from Tell Abyad and entered Turkey from the border. Some of these refugees went back when YPG got control of Tell Abyad but some of them continued to live in camps in Turkey.
In 2015 refugees started to move to Europe. It was first mostly Syrians that tried to go Europe but then people from a lot of other countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tunisia, Iraq - also tried to go.
I went to the Iran/Turkey border and photographed refugees passing the border illegally. Then I started to move with the refugees. First on Kos island in Greece, than Macedonia ( FYROM - the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Serbia and Croatia.
It was October 2015 but the weather was already bad. I saw a lot of old and child refugees who were ill.