MOSCOW, March 16. /TASS/. About 1.7 Syrian refugees, officially registered in foreign countries, are willing to return to their homeland, the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides and refugee migration monitoring in Syria said in a daily bulletin on Saturday.
"It is estimated that 1,712,264 Syrian nationals in ten countries voiced their desire to come back home. Since September 30, 2015, in total 389,735 Syrians have returned to their homes from abroad," the bulletin said.
According to the UN Refugee Agency, about 6.675 million registered Syrian refugees are temporarily living in 45 countries. Of those, Turkey hosts more than a half, or 3.6 million people, Lebanon - about one million Syrians and another 700,000 are staying in Jordan.
"Syria’s government is making active efforts to increase the efficiency of the process for the return of Syrian refugees from foreign states," the center added.