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UNHCR Iraq Operation Monthly Statistical Update on Return – November 2011

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1-Summary on The Return movement:

During 2011, the number of the registered returnees with MODM increased dramatically compared to the same period in 2010. Starting in April onward the number kept increasing and the peak was in August and the number (even though) is less than August but it’s relatively high.

Many reasons could be addressed as the cause for this increase although it’s mainly because the government increased the financial assistance to the returnees to 4 million Iraqi Dinars (originally 1 Million) and that encouraged the returnees to register their names with MODM to get the assistance, also the increase in the level of security and services and the end of sectarian violence is a major reason for return specially to places that was a major conflict areas like Baghdad, Diyala and Ninewa.

During 2011, 24,980 Iraqis was registered as returnees from Syria from January 2011 - November 2011 while the number for 2010 and 2009 combined is 29,135(UNHCR recorded statistics) .

Also in 2011, 985 Iraqis registered as returnees from Libya while the only around 400 returned in 2010 and 2009.

Baghdad saw the highest number of return with 33% of the refugee returnees in 2011, followed by Najaf 12% and Karbala 11% respectively.

For IDP returnees, the return is kept highest than that of the refugees (73% IDP returnees to 27% Refugee returnees for the last 12 months).

Baghdad is the main governorate of Return for the last 12 month with 65% of the IDP returnees followed by Diyala with 27% of them, many governorates didn’t witnessed noticiple IDP displacement like KRG governorates (Erbil,Sulaimnaya and Dahuk),Najaf, Qadissyah and Muthana