Jordan Says 100,000 Refugees Return Voluntarily

The returns are being coordinated with the camps' administration and the UNHCR

100,000 Syrian refugees have voluntarily returned to Syrian since the country was gripped by a crisis more than two years ago, according to a Jordanian official source.

 

The Jordanian News Agency PETRA quoted a source from the Syrian refugees camps administration, saying “the 1951 Geneva Convention stipulates that each refugee has the right to return to his country despite the security situation,” also noting that Jordan insists Syrian refugees must be able to exercise their rights under this convention.

 

PETRA reported the voluntary return of the refugees was taking place as a result of coordination between the Syrian refugee camps’ administration and the UNHCR.

 

Reports on the situation of the displaced Syrians at refugee camps in neighboring countries have consistently indicated cases of political, economic and ethical pressure on Syrian refugees in an attempt to use their humanitarian issue to pressure the Syrian government.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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