IOM, Government of Greece Assist 134 Iraqi Migrants with Voluntary Return

Athens — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Greece and the Hellenic authorities, in coordination with IOM Iraq and the diplomatic corps, organized the voluntary return of 134 Iraqi nationals who wished to return home from Greece. They left Athens Thursday (6/8) on a flight to Baghdad International Airport, where the first grooup of passengers disembarked. The flight then continued to Erbil International Airport. 

"Migration is one of the key realities of our time. It cuts across communities, influences priorities, and shapes societies.
To realise the benefits of migration for migrants and host communities alike, our responses must be innovative, collaborative and designed beyond the immediate."


Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission of the IOM UK Office