@archer It really depends how long. But if I spent 6-10 years from the age of 15. I’m 25 working, married to a local, have a house, kid, would I just want to go back?
I think you are looking at it very simply without putting yourself in their shoes. Would you trust peace? Would you take your kids back and risk a return? Would you get your job back? Is your house still standing? Is your family still alive or is your remaining family with you in your new country having married there.
I could imagine it would be quite traumatic to go back for some of these people, no doubt some want to return. I’d not want to force them home.
I’m in the US now, married, house, debts, kid, job. I’ve no desire to return to the UK.