>> Syrian refugees have little hope from the upcoming peace talks of their war-torn homeland. Scheduled for next week, the talks on Syria will be held in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana. The talks which the Syrian government and some opposition leaders will attend, follow a Turkey and Russia brokered ceasefire, which is largely held since December.
At the camp in Lebanon, one refugee says world leaders are treating Syrians like cake.>>
> The Astana meeting is just like any other meeting that preceded it. It's just a show and the victim is the Syrian people. Unfortunately, everyone is trading us, be it Russia, Iran, or Turkey.
The Syrian people are victims and we've become like a cake that they want to share. So everyone takes a piece from it.>> At the same camp, another refugee from homes thinks all the meetings in Syria are fruitless.>> All these meetings since the beginning of the crisis till now have been only a justification for the killing of the Syrian people.
These meetings are fruitless.>> Over 4 million people have fled Syria since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad dissolved into armed conflict. And another 6.3 million are internally displaced according to UNHCR figures. More than a million of Syrian refugees have ended up in Lebanon, where unlike Turkey and Jordan, there are no formal refugee camps.
Many simply want the six-year conflict to end so they can return home. Russia, which has supported Assad in a military campaign against Islamic State, and US backed opposition groups has pushed the Astana talks with help from Iran and Turkey. The talks due to begin on Monday, January 23rd.