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1,440 Syrian refugees returned to Syria

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AMMAN — UNHCR spokesperson Mishaal Al-Zaben said that 1,440 Syrian refugees have left Jordan to return to their country since the beginning of the current year and until the end of May, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

Zaben said that in 2019 the largest number of Syrian refugees returned to their country, some 30,000; the number decreased in 2020, 3,549 refugees returned, due to the pandemic, while in 2021 about 5,500 Syrians went back to their country.

Zaben stressed that refugees return to their country voluntarily, and that UNHCR work to preserve the safety and dignity of refugees.

UNHCR representative in Jordan Dominic Bartsch had said in a previous statement that opinion polls conducted by the agency show that the majority of refugees wish to return to their country.

But Bartsch added that they are unable to return due to the unstable security circumstances in Syria, and for reasons related to compulsory military recruitment of young people, and others factors related to the living conditions there.

Jordan is ranked as the second highest country in the world in terms of the number of refugees compared to its population.


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