Yes, Syrian refugees can return to Aleppo… and do so in their 100,000s

Aleppo, a city retaken by Damascus from rebels in December last year, has become a major destination for displaced Syrian returning home in 2017 as numbers of returnees to Syria spills over 600,000, according to the UN.

Over the first seven months of 2017, over 600,000 displaced Syrians returned home, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday, citing its own figures as well as those of the UN Migration Agency and partners on the ground. The returnees are overwhelmingly internally-displaced people, but 16 percent returned to Syria from other nations, primarily Turkey. The number almost matched that recorded in the whole of 2016.

An estimated 67 percent of returnees went to government-controlled Aleppo Governorate, with the provincial capital itself being the primary destination. Among other places where refugees went in significant numbers, according to ICO, is Al-Hasakah Governorate, the north-eastern province dominated by Kurds.

  • Shebel

    Muslims always depend on the folk that they HATE.

  • canminuteman

    I bet the returnees were people who were living in camps in the region, not the ones who got used to the sweet taste of free stuff over here. The ones we got are likely never leaving. This is why they should have never been allowed out of the immediate safe area, and I would be happy to support international efforts to provide relief in the region. When its safe to go home, they can go home.

  • simus1

    It seems doubtful that the syrian ethnic turkmen from Aleppo and vicinity who were erdogan’s stooge “freedom fighters” against his enemy, the syrian government, will be welcomed back anytime soon.

  • Shebel

    Are Christians supposed to be more Humanitarian than Muslims ?

    Yes !.
    Of Course.

  • Shebel

    I don’t think that we are getting the Real Story.

  • Shebel

    What the Hell are Christian Counties supposed to do —
    Just because you Muslims want to Kill each other ?

    There is nothing that we can do.

  • Shebel

    I think that WE should leave you alone and let you —
    Kill each other.