“The [Syrian] government is ready to provide everything they need, starting with transportation, medicine, and education, and is ready to provide shelters for those whose homes have not been built,” Makhlouf said.
He explained that local authorities are working to secure the requirements for a decent life in every area liberated by the Syrian Arab Army, providing schools, hospitals, clinics, water and electricity networks, and municipal services.
He expressed eagerness for the return of Syrian nationals to their home country, stating that they are working as one “to secure the return of all our Syrian children, and God willing, our joint efforts will bear fruit in the return of all refugees.”
Lebanon has been hosting an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees since the outbreak of the war in Syria. According to UNHCR, “Lebanon remains the country hosting the largest number of refugees per capita and per square kilometer in the world.”