In the past week, President Michel Aoun of Lebanon renewed his call for Syrian refugees to return to Syria, as Lebanon believes the Syrian refugees have had serious repercussions on Lebanese society and economy.
The Lebanese President ordered this despite a US State Department warning that this is not a good time for Syrians to return. Syria is currently in the ninth year of civil war and is extremely unsafe.
Despite the danger of life in Syria, the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has recently decreased dramatically, to 890,000. Hundreds have returned to their homeland, viewing it as the better option as life in Lebanon has become increasingly unsafe and untenable for them.
The border between Lebanon and Syria still remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but is opened for Lebanese returning to their country and Syrians returning to Syria.
The American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East assists Syrian refugees in Kurdistan, Jordan, and other countries where they have fled. It also works with the Syrian Orthodox Church in Amman to assist Syrian Orthodox Christian refugees from Iraq. The organization and its partners assist these individuals by providing life-saving humanitarian assistance, to help them overcome horrific circumstances and obtain a better life. These resources are made possible by the generous donations of faithful donors.
American FRRME is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes reconciliation, provides relief efforts, advances human rights, and seeks an end to sectarian violence in the Middle East.
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