On Monday, Minister of the Displaced Issam Sharafeddine stated that Lebanon wants to send 15,000 Syrian refugees to Syria each month.
Sharafeddine stated during a press conference following his meeting with President Michel Aoun in the Lebanese capital Beirut, “It is inexcusable that Syrian refugees have not returned to their homeland after the end of the war there.”
“The Syrian regime offers assistance on this matter,” he continued.
Ayaki Ito, regional director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on the return of refugees, including the development of a three-way committee with Syria and UNHCR.
He also mentioned a four-way arrangement with Turkey, Iraq, and Jordan on the return of Syrian refugees, without providing specifics.
Approximately 900,000 of the approximately 1.5 million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The majority of refugees endure difficult living conditions, especially with the worsening of the Lebanese economic crisis and the worldwide economic crisis.