3,121 Syrian refugees returned to Syria in past 8 months

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AMMAN — According to the UNHCR, 3,121 Syrian refugees left Jordan during the first eight months of the current year to return to their homeland. The data also revealed that5 39 refugees returned to Syria from Jordan in August alone.اضافة اعلان

They also reported the return of a total 24,383 Syrian refugees from Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq to Syria in 2023, Jo24 News reported.

In 2022, the number of Syrian refugees returning to Syria from various host countries reached 50,966, compared to 35,624 in 2021, 38,235 in 2020, and 94,971 in 2019.

The daily return rate to Syria in the current year is 100, while the monthly rate is 3,048.

Jordan’s refugees
King Abdullah II stated on Tuesday that the future of Syrian refugees is in their own country, not in host countries. However, he added that refugees are far from returning at the present time.

The King predicted that more Syrians would leave their country as the crisis continues. He stated that Jordan does not have the capacity or necessary resources to host and care for more refugees.

Jordan has hosted more than 1.4 million Syrian refugees since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, including approximately 655,000 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR, as of September 3, 2023.

The UN’s stance
The UN Resident Coordinator in Jordan, Sheri Ritzema-Anderson, stated in July to that the situation does not allow for the voluntary return of refugees to Syria in the near future, and the necessary conditions are not in place.

Ritzema-Anderson explained that the UN is working with relevant parties to enhance solutions for the Syrian crisis in accordance with UN resolutions.

A survey conducted by the UN and published in June showed that 1.1 percent of Syrian refugees in four Arab countries want to return to their homeland within a year.

The study also showed that 97 percent of Syrian refugees in Jordan participating in the study do not intend to return to their country in the next 12 months, compared to 2.4 percent who have not yet decided.

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