A joint United Nations-Syrian Arab Red Crescent mission has arrived at the Rukban camp, near the Jordanian border, where more than 10,000 people are living in dire conditions, to ask them if they want to go back to the government-held area of Homs province.
Looming conflict nearby is nothing new for Mhardeh, where life continues and volunteer soldiers are ready to join war's last major battle; the Idlib offensive. Mhardeh city centre is just ten kilometres from Idlib province, the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria.
Turkish Red Crescent official says aid staff are preparing tents for 90,000 people but expect many more to be 'ready to survive by themselves' if the Syrian government launches an offensive on Idlib, the last rebel-held province.
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.