Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 31, 2018)

Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:52

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and providing comprehensive humanitarian assistance to people in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Despite ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, the Russian-Iranian-Turkish Joint Coordination Centre has registered some cases of ceasefire violation by illegal armed formations in the provinces of Latakia and Daraa.

Situation in Damascus and its suburbs is being stabilised; people are returning to peaceful life.

Over the last 24 hours, the Syrian engineers have checked 23 buildings in the settlement the Eastern Qalamoun and Eastern Ghouta to defuse five mines, three projectiles and 39 improvised explosive devices.

Repair units are recovering destroyed power and water supply stations in the city of Douma. Civilians are doing overhaul in their dwellings and social facilities.

Due to improving humanitarian situation, 67,197 people have returned home in the Eastern Ghouta from refugee and IDP camps.

The Syrian security forces are working in the settlements of eastern district of the Yarmouk former Palestinian refugee camp to grant amnesty to the people who decided to return to peaceful life. In total, 800 people have undergone this procedure.

Residents of Yalda, Babilla and Beit-Sahm are being provided with medical assistance. New medical centers are about to open in the area.

Measures are being taken by Syrian government jointly with the Russian side to stabilize situation in the provinces of Homs and Hama. There are nine post-conflict settlement centers. Over the past 24 hours, 2,463 people have been granted amnesty. They surrendered 23 pieces of small arms. In total since 16 May, 29,403 people have passed this procedure to surrender 4,113 pieces of small arms.

Russian military police organizes observation posts in the settlements of al-Rastan, Kafer-Lakha, Talbiseh, Zaafarana, Kharet-Tukman  and Kasiri-Qarabesi to prevent provocations and illegal actions.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is above all focused to improve humanitarian situation, provide medical aid to the people in need and meet priority needs of people in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Over the last 24 hours, the Russian Centre carried out charitable actions in the settlement of Rasm-al-Alam, Aleppo province, and Balalat district of Aleppo. People received food sets and more than a ton of fresh-baked bread.

Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to more than 62 people, including 56 children.

The Syrian government is cooperating with the Russian Centre for Reconciliation to create conditions so that people to return back to their homes.

Over the past day, 172 people have returned to Homs province, and 134 people – to the Eastern Ghouta.

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