RR Statement on a New Syrian Decree that’s Stopping Syrians Being Able to Return Home

Rethink Rebuild Society (RR) utterly condemns a recent decree signed by the Syrian regime on 8 July 2020 that requires returning Syrians to exchange US $100 or other Central Bank permitted hard currencies into Syrian local currency Lira. Syrian exchanged money loses over 70% of its value in line with customs and aviation authorities’ rates. This decision only exempts citizens under the age of 18 and public vehicle drivers.