IOM: Over 1.2 million Syrians have returned home in last two years

As Syria is showing signs of a return to some order and ISIS strength is diminishing, Syrians are going home says the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM).

So, does it make any sense for the US to PERMANENTLY resettle thousands at great expense to the US taxpayer? No!

From MWC News:

Syrians who have been displaced by the ongoing civil war in their country are heading home in larger numbers, according to a migration agency.

The Switzerland-based International Organization for Migration (IOM)*** said on Friday that nearly 603,000 Syrian refugees have set off to return to their cities and villages in the first seven months of this year.

The Syrians included in the figures were returning from other locations in Syria or from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan or Iraq.

The number nearly matched the 685,662 people who returned during all of 2016, Olivia Headon, IOM spokesperson, said.

The returning Syrians were motivated by the desire to protect their homes and possessions, an improved economic and security situation in Syria, and problems with integration in their host countries, according to the IOM.

More here.

***IOM was once an independent NGO but is now part of the United Nations.

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