Safadi urges swift refugee return with UN support

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi emphasized the urgency of "immediate" actions to facilitate Syrian refugees' voluntary return during a discussion with UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. Safadi stressed that refugees' future lies in Syria and urged the UN to intensify efforts to ensure their return and decent living conditions.اضافة اعلان

According to him, creating conditions for refugees' return remains a top priority for Jordan, which is committed to collaborative efforts. Safadi and Grandi evaluated discussions between Jordan, UNHCR, the Syrian government, and the global community to establish infrastructure for refugees' services and economic needs, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Establish a model for refugee return
Safadi proposed collaborating with Syria and the international community to establish a model for refugee return, advocating for an international fund to develop return infrastructure and meet refugees' needs.

He also warned about the consequences of dwindling international support for refugees and host countries, highlighting Jordan's overextended capacity. He underscored that refugees' welfare is a joint responsibility between host nations and the global community, mentioning that funding for Jordan's 2023 refugee response plan was less than 6.8 percent.

Jordan, home to approximately 1.3 million Syrian refugees, including a mere 10 percent in camps. 

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