Syrian children displaced along the Turkish-Greek border are at high risk of contracting coronavirus as the camps hosting almost 15,000 refugees, can not take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread.
States have pledged more than $3 billion to support refugees and about 50,000 resettlement places, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency said on Wednesday (December 18) at the end of a ministerial conference.
After eight years of Syrian refugee influx into Turkey, the country's attitude towards them has turned sour. As a result, the Government wants Syrians to live in the provinces that they are officially registered in, and seek permits if they want to go to other provinces.
Lebanon has voted in favor of two UN resolutions that improve the treatment of refugees and migrants, but the displaced Syrian refugees in the country may not benefit, as they are not classified as refugees or even migrants.
There are increasing reports from Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan of Syrian refugees being forcibly returned to Syria, despite the dangers that await them. In Lebanon the Foreign Minister has given UNHCR two weeks to develop a strategy for the return of refugees to Syria.