5,600 foreign fighters to return home as ISIS loses ground in Iraq and Syria

As the so-called Islamic State (IS) loses territorial control of its caliphate, There are now at least 5,600 citizens or residents from 33 countries who have returned home, a study says.

Returnee women and children represent a particular problem for States, as they struggle to understand how best to reintegrate these populations. Proper mental health and social support mechanisms will be especially relevant in the case of children.