Syria's government is calling for the return of thousands of refugees who fled to Turkey to escape violence in a northern town. Syrian Information Minister Adnan Mahmoud says security, electricity, water and communications have now been restored in Jisr al-Shughour and the area is now safe.
Some 8,000 Syrians have sought refuge in camps in neighbouring Turkey following a military crackdown in the region.
Meanwhile, as the crackdown continues Lebanon is also seeing an influx of refugees.
“Caritas has been getting ready for this for the last couple of months”, says the President of Caritas Lebanon, Father Simon Faddoul.
He told Lydia O’Kane that he hopes the situation will not deteriorate further as theyalready have around 4 thousand refugees. Listen