Lebanon’s State Security Sends Away 301 Syrians To Their Homeland

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 25 (NNN-NNA) – Lebanon’s state security, succeeded in sending away 301 Syrian refugees from Lebanon to their homeland, from May 7 to May 20 this year, through the Masnaa border crossing.

This move comes, after Lebanon’s Higher Defence Council instructed the country’s General Security to send away Syrian refugees, who entered Lebanon in an illegal way, to curb human trafficking.

More than one million Syrian refugees are registered with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon, while the Lebanese government estimated the true number of Syrians in the country at 1.5 million.

The flow of Syrian refugees to Lebanon has weighed heavily on the country’s economy and other sectors, prompting Lebanese officials to restrict the work of refugees to certain jobs, in the agriculture, environment and construction sectors, in addition to shutting down any illegal shops opened by the Syrians.– NNN-NNA