While some are leaving the middle east to seek solace in the west, an Iranian man in a rather surprising turn of event demanded that British police deport him back to his country after turning himself on Monday.
Arash Aria, 25, said in comments published on Thursday that he had encountered violence and rudeness in the city of Manchester, where he has lived for 10 years, and cannot find work.
Security Officials were reported to have that the "angry young man who has been here illegally (for the) last 10 years" handed himself in on Monday.
It later emerged that Aria had indefinite leave to remain in Britain and he was released without charge. Police added that he "may have to find own way home".
Aria told Thursday's Daily Telegraph that he wanted to return to the city of Shiraz in southwest Iran, where he has relatives.
"The people of Manchester have not been welcoming," he said. "It's words, violence, many things."
He added: "I try to be friendly and polite. But they just laugh at me because I am foreign and look at me strangely."