Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (March 18, 2018)

Sunday, 18 March 2018 10:52

The Russian Сenter for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on reconciliation of the opposing sides and stabilizing humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic given the UN Security Council Resolution 2401.

Over the past day, there have been several cases of ceasefire violation in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia and Damascus.

Situation in the Eastern Ghouta remains tense. Terrorists carry on mortar attacks against residential quarters of Damascus and its suburbs. Over the last day, insurgents attacked the capital five times. Terrorists fired ten mines from the Eastern Ghouta. Thirteen people were injured, there are destructions in the Eastern Ghouta.

The humanitarian operation is underway in the Eastern Ghouta.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the 20th humanitarian pause was put into force under the control of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation continues negotiations with leaders of armed formations on civilians, militants leaving the Eastern Ghouta as well as urgent evacuation of patients and wounded.

Today, 338 people have left the Eastern Ghouta via the humanitarian corridor near Muhayam al-Wafedin. Since February 28, in total 1,716 people have left the Eastern Ghouta via the abovementioned corridor.

Over the past day, 25,235 people have left the enclave via the second humanitarian corridor. It lies through the settlements of Hamouriyah, Saqba and Hazeh.

Since the humanitarian pauses under the auspices of the Russian Centre were introduced in the Eastern Ghouta, 73,656 people have been evacuated from the enclave.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation's Hotline continues to receive reports from residents of the Eastern Ghouta.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is above all focused on stabilizing the humanitarian situation, providing medical assistance to the people in need and meeting the priority needs of citizens.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation delivered 2.9 tons of food sets, the bare necessities and fresh-baked bread to the settlement of Ayn-Aysha, al-Quneitra province, and Aleppo (Fardos district).

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation continues providing humanitarian aid to civilians in the Adra camp for internally displaced persons (22km northeast of Damascus). Over the past day people there received 1.2 tons of food sets, disposable cutlery, mattresses, blankets and bedding linen.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation delivered drinking water to the citizens of Mazlum, Deir ez-Zor province.

The Russian military medics provided medical aid to 169 Syrians including 38 children.

The reconstruction of the destroyed social infrastructure and the establishment of peaceful life in the Syrian provinces enable people to return back to their former homes.

Over the past day, 20 people returned back to Homs province, 23 people to Hama province, and 594 people – to the province of Deir ez-Zor (on the eastern shore of the Euphrates).

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