More Syrians returning home, still outnumbered by fresh displacements: U.N.

More Syrians returning home, still outnumbered by fresh displacements: U.N.More than 600,000 Syrians returned to their homes in the first seven months of this year, nearly as many as in all of 2016, but they are still outnumbered by those freshly displaced, the U.N. migration agency said on Friday. “The returns are not confirmed as voluntary, safe or sustainable,” IOM spokeswoman Olivia Headon told a briefing. Most of the 602,759 Syrians who returned to their homes between January and July had been uprooted within their war-torn homeland, with the other 16 percent returning from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, Headon said.


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