Allaa Barri

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Refugees in Shebaa, Lebanon wait to be returned to Syria on 18 April. Photo: Getty Images.

In the run-up to the recent Lebanese parliamentary elections, some prominent politicians highlighted refugee return as part of their electoral campaign platforms. This coincided with the orchestration of the forced return of 500 Syrian refugees on 18 April from Shebaa in southern Lebanon. Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil rejected the idea that returns must be linked with a political solution in Syria, and dismissed a statement from the UN and EU which warned that Syria is not safe for returning refugees.

At the same time, the EU is pushing forward a discussion for funding reconstruction works in Syria and promoting it as a solution for the refugee crisis in Europe.…  Seguir leyendo »