Hundreds of refugees returned to safe areas in Syria

The authorities of and Damascus arranged the safe and voluntary return of 476 refugees who returned to yesterday. They were residing in Shebaa and Bar Elias camp. provided 15 buses that transported the refugees from Shebaa to the village of Beit Jin which became under the control of the Syrian government a few months ago. The convoy was accompanied by the General Security, the , and the . UNHCR is not involved in this transfer “considering the prevailing humanitarian and security situation in ,” according to

sources

. The percentage of refugees in is the highest per capita in the world, which constitutes 30 to 40% of the population. During a meeting with the head of the ’ refugee agency Filippo Grandi in March, President

urged

the international community to help ease the return of refugees to safe areas in .


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