Jacqui and Marina are still in the former ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, the most destroyed city in the world according to Amnesty. The human cost of liberating the city was high as the Alaisa family relatives show them where 35 of their family members were killed in a coalition airstrike. Even more confronting for the two participants is a live visit to a mass grave site on the outskirts of the city.
Two new participants join Go Back Live as we turn our attention closer to Australia. Danni and Gareth are two young Australians with very different perspectives on the way we treat refugees and asylum seekers. After living with Tamil asylum seekers in Melbourne the pair find themselves on Manus Island where they are confronted with the Australian policy of offshore detention. We also cross live to Nauru and hear the traumatic stories of refugees detained on the island with nowhere to go.
Back in South Sudan Spida and Meshel join a Blue Helmets patrol protecting women collecting firewood from Bentui POC. They also visit a maternity clinic for displaced women.
Gretel and Steve have made their way by boat from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos, the epicentre of refugee boat arrivals into Europe. They experience the horror of the crowded refugee camps where thousands are living in limbo in shocking conditions.
In our final crosses we speak with all the participants and see whether their dramatic refugee experience has changed their views.