Over 7 thousand refugees return to Syria from Lebanon and Jordan

07.02.2019, Moscow.

7400 refugees returned to Syria from Jordan and Lebanon over the past week, the Director of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring Lieutenant General Sergey Solomatin, TASS reported.

 “Over the last week, 2,811 refugees returned from Lebanon through the Jeydet-Yabus and Tell-Kalah checkpoints, and another 4,589 refugees returned from Jordan through the Nasib checkpoint,” Solomatin said.

He stressed that the Russian military servicemen provide humanitarian aid to the refugees. The checkpoints at the border operate nonstop.

Due to the cessation of hostilities on the majority of Syrian territory, refugees have begun to return to their places of residence. According to the Centre for Refugee Affairs of the Russian Ministry of Defense, 88,718 people have returned from June to the end of 2018.

According to the UN, the largest number of refugees, 3,607,563 people, are in Turkey; the second largest number is in Lebanon (951,629 people); the third is Jordan with 673,414 refugees.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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