UNHCR: 250,000 Syrian refugees can return their home next year

Dec 12 2018

ARK News: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that up to 250,000 Syrian refugees can return to their homeland during the year 2019.

It added that many Syrian refugees face problems in documents and property that the Syrian regime should contribute to resolving.

Amin Awad, the director of the Middle East and North Africa Department at the UNHCR, said in a press briefing that about 5.6 million Syrian refugees still remain in neighboring countries including Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq.

UNHCR data revealed that about 37 thousand Syrians have returned to their country in the current year.

Awad said that "We expect at this stage the return of up to 250 thousand Syrians in 2019. This number may increase or decrease in accordance with the pace at which we work and remove the obstacles that hinder their return".

Source: UNHCR