Growing number of refugees returning to war torn Syria after aid cuts

New York, Oct 5 (ANI): Increasing numbers of Syrian refugees are returning to their homeland from Jordan due to drastic aid cuts, homesickness and inability to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe.

According to The New York Times, the refugees and aid officials said that the growing numbers of refugees returning to Syria suggests that conditions in regional host countries have become increasingly intolerable.

Forty-seven-year-old Adnan said they stopped getting any aid as they waited at the U.N.-run Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan to sign up his family for the return bus to the Syrian border, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) away.

He only gave his first name for fear of repercussions from the Syrian authorities.

Andrew Harper, head of the U.N. refugee agency in Jordan, said the return of refugees, mainly women and children, to war-torn Syria, “signals a failure of the international protection regime.”

More than four million Syrians have fled the civil war in their country in the last four years. (ANI)

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