Coordinator of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Office of Refugee Affairs, Salim Idris, presented a report on the Office’s work to the General Assembly during its 65th meeting, detailing the activities of the Office in the past two months.
Idris reviewed the work of the Office of Refugee Affairs in following the affairs of Syrian refugees in the host countries. He discussed the conditions of refugees in these countries, highlighting the significant violations against Syrian refugees in some countries, particularly in Lebanon. He emphasized the need for the United Nations to fulfill its responsibilities in protecting refugees and preventing further attacks or decisions by authorities that force refugees to return to areas controlled by the regime.
He condemned the practices to which Syrian students in Lebanon are subjected, which resulted in the suspension of their education and the violation of their rights as refugees as stipulated in international laws and conventions. He emphasized that the return of refugees is contingent upon achieving a political transition and creating a safe and stable environment in the country. Additionally, he highlighted that Syrian refugees refuse to return unless a political solution is reached that guarantees their safety, security, and preserves their rights and dignity.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)