Almost 2,500 migrants repatriated in May

A total of 2,469 migrants detained in Greece without proper travel documents were returned to their homelands in May, the Greek Police said Thursday.

The majority of the migrants to be repatriated by the program run jointly by Greek authorities and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) were from Albania (1,907 people), Pakistan (175), Georgia (136), Bulgaria (37) and Syria (31).

All the Syrians returned voluntarily to their homeland, according to the police.