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Oct 11, 2022

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon to Be Deported… Some Perhaps to Their Deaths

Lebanese President General Michel Aoun said today that Syrian refugees in Lebanon will be deported (returned to Syria) in groups starting next week.

UNHCR polls have consistently shown that Syrians in Lebanon prefer to stay there. Even with worsening economic conditions, political instability, and the rise in xenophobia against Syrians over the past few years, a higher, not lower, share of Syrians wanted to stay in Lebanon.

Why? Because conditions in Syria are even worse! (Push vs. pull).

If you want to hear how horrible it may be for some returnees, you must read Marie Forestier's report with Amnesty International.

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