Lebanon: Russian envoy begs 'international community' to help refugees returning to Syria

The Russian President's Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev asked the international community to help refugees returning to Syria after years of civil war, in a speech to the Lebanese cabinet on Thursday. Given the parlous state of Syria, he called on international partners to step up to the plate and provide humanitarian support to returning refugees. According to Lavrentiev around... Еще 300 to 500 people are re-entering government-controlled areas on a daily basis. These 'good signs' could ease the economic burden caused by the huge amount of refugees in Lebanon. More than one million Syrians are registered in Lebanon as refugees, according to United Nations.

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