Syrian refugee women walk together at a camp for Syrian refugees near the town of Qab Elias, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Despite growing calls inside Lebanon for the repatriation of Syrian refugees, a report released Monday found that most do not want to return home until a political solution is reached.This comes as calls inside Lebanon mount for the international community to assist with refugees returning to Syria for fear that they represent a security concern, affect the country's delicate sectarian balance and impact access to quality services.Lebanon is home to one of the highest number of refugees per capita in the world, with approximately 995,512 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in the country. Maha Yahya, the report's author, told The Daily Star that Lebanon needs to start preparing for the likelihood refugees will stay long term.
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