More Syrians return 'home' from Lebanon

One million in Lebanon since war began

13 February, 17:30

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, FEBRUARY 13 - More Syrian refugees crossed back into their home country on Thursday from several areas of Lebanon.

    Both Lebanese and Syrian media reported the news. The Syrian government-run news agency SANA said ''dozens'' had, while its Lebanese counterpart said ''hundreds'' had. Since 2011, up to one million refugees have entered Lebanon from Syria, fleeing the conflict in their home country. Lebanon has a local population of fewer than four million. Repatriation of Syrians is being organised by the Lebanese government in collaboration with its Syrian counterpart and are being called ''voluntary''. Local analysts say that these Syrians are in practice basically being forced back to their home country given the difficult conditions they are experiencing in Lebanon and the lack of a legal framework protecting them from discrimination in Lebanon. (ANSAmed).

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