Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (June 20, 2018)

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:52

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and providing comprehensive assistance to Syrian citizens.

Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, illegal armed formations breach ceasefire regime in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia and Hama.

Representatives of the Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides took part in the meeting of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee of the Syrian Arab Republic. The following issues were discussed at the meeting: possibility of the most rapid coordination with the National Security Bureau of Syria on citizens returning to Sakba, the province of Damascus, transporting women and children from liberated Yalda, Babilla and Bayt-Sahm, the province of Damascus to other cities for addressing everyday problems and visit medical centres.

In Douma and al-Narsriah, Syrian engineers have checked 24 buildings to defuse four mines, six projectiles and eight improvised explosive devices.

Measures are being taken by Syrian government jointly with the Russian side to stabilize post-conflict situation in the provinces of Hama and Homs.

Settlements of Homs province are being cleared from rubbles. Street lighting, power lines are being restored at Zaafarana-Deir-Fur-Izzidin.

Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation monitored reconstruction of infrastructure in Sakba, the province of Damascus. The Russian Centre for Reconciliation organized a working meeting with leadership of local authorities to define the scope of reconstruction at the school and electric lines.

Recovering of social infrastructure and establishment of peaceful life enables people to return back to their homes.

Over the past day, 209 people have returned to Homs province, and 112 people – to the Eastern Ghouta. Due to improving humanitarian situation, 69,597 people have returned home in the Eastern Ghouta from refugee and IDP camps.

The humanitarian situation in the Southern de-escalation zone is worsening because of terrorists. The leaders of illegal armed groups, who control the distribution of the bare necessities in the villages of southwestern Syria, deny population with enough food and medical supplies.

The Russian Centre carried out humanitarian action in Saqba, the province of Damascus, and Halabiye, the province of Aleppo. People received 650 food sets, medical supplies and the bare necessities. Total weight has reached six tons.

Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to more than 82 people, including 23 children.

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