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25.07.2018 (19:40)

Bulletin for Centre for the Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees (July 25, 2018)

I. Return of Refugees from abroad

Over the past 24 hours, 426 refugees have returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from foreign countries (166 women and 182 children). At the same time, 314 of them (129women and 137 children) have passed the Zemrani CP from Lebanon, and 112 refugees (37 women and 45 children) from Jordan through the Nasib CP.

Since July 18, 2018,  in total 2,643 and 199 people passed through these checkpoints respectively.

According to consolidated information, there are still 6,903,269 registered refugees seeking asylum in 45 countries worldwide, with 2,070,979 women and 3,520,665 children among them.

It is estimated, that 1,712,166 Syrians in eight countries expressed their desire to return back to their homeland (Lebanon – 889,031, Turkey – 297,342, Germany – 174,897, Jordan – 149,268, Iraq – 101,233, Egypt – 99,834, Denmark – 412, Brazil – 149).

In 45 embassies of the Russian Federation in foreign countries where the Syrian refugees seek asylum, ten countries (Lebanon, Germany, Iraq, Malta, Bosnia andHerzegovina, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Jordan) confirmed the figures provided by the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Syrian citizens in these countries. At present there are 2,592,655 Syrians in these countries: Lebanon – 973,735, Germany – 697,878, Iraq – 251,157, Malta – 1,289, Bosnia and Herzegovina – 711, Luxembourg – 663, Slovenia – 458, Hungary – 51, Czech Republic – 39, Slovakia – 43, Switzerland – 6,702).

Government of Jordan declared that there are 1,297,727 Syrian refugees in the country with only 666,931 of them registered by the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. On a daily basis, at least 50 Syrian refugees apply to the Consular Department of Embassy of Syria in Amman to recover their documents and received assistance to return back to their homeland.

On July 18-23, 2018, in total 87 people left Jordan through the Nasib CP and over 150 people by airlift through other countries.

II. Internal Displacement

It is reported that 296 Syrians returned back to:

Homs – 188 people (73 women and 81 children);

Eastern Ghouta - 90 people (28 women and 39 children), in total - 73,236 people;

Khusham and al-Tabiyah, Deir ez-Zor province, – 18 people (Khusham - 9 people, al-Tabiyah - 9 people), in total - 10,684 people: 7,213 and 3,471 in Khusham and al-Tabiyah respectively.

Since June 27, 2018 46,501 people left the Southwest de-escalation zone, with 7,376 of them accommodated in Jebab and RSA's camps.

In these camps there are still 2,155 people (545 women and 805 children). Eighty-six refugees have arrived there and 24 people left it over the past day.

In total 453 refugees (132 women and 203 children), 60 vehicles and 14 heads of cattle have passed via the Abu al-Duhur CP to Aleppo province from the Idlib de-escalation zone.

In total since March 4, 2018 26, 200 people (women – 8,746, children 12,154), 3,818 vehicles and 41,574 heads of cattle in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

Today, the third branch (Abu-al-Duhur) of the Centre for Refugee Reception, Distribution and Settlement has been officialy opened. Its capacity is 1,500 people and 30 vehicles per day. Medical post, hot meals and essenial items point are deployed at the CP. People in need are provided with transport.

Administration is being formed in two CPs: Salhiyah and Palmyra.

In total there are 36 CPs to deployed (29 ground, four airports and three seaports).

Since September 30, 2015, in total 1,186,140 IDPs have returned back to their homes in the Syrian Arab Republic (356,023 women, 605,112 children).

III. Cities and Towns Ready to Receive Refugees

There are 336,500places arranged to receive and accommodate refugees in 76 settlements less affected by the combat actions.

IV. Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Over the past day, five buildings have been reconstructed in the Eastern Ghouta.

Power line poles are being installed along the Homs-Hama road. It is necessary to set 137: 17 of them were placed earlier; three poles were installed over the past day.

They assessed the social infrastructure and facilities, housing fund, amount of construction materials available in Harasta al Basal (Eastern Ghouta) and Busra al-Harir (Daraa province).

In order to improve living conditions for Syrians, and to complete infrastructure rehabilitation  it is necessary to supply materials in the following towns:

Harasta al Basal - one drilling station, 44 duralumin windows, 34 cubic metres of cement, 550m of tubes (water and sewer), 62 waterproofing rolls, 110 cubic metres of lumber to overhaul a school and a water pump station;

Busra al-Harir - a wheeled crane, a front loader, 26 duralumin windows, 18 cubic metres of cement, 3,000 bricks, 36 tons of asphalt, 320m of tubes (water and sewer), 35 waterproofing rolls, 50 cubic metres of lumber to overhaul child health centre and adjacent road.

In total, in the Syrian Arab Republic:

89 medical and 214 educational organizations have been recovered;

261km of roads were recovered (2km - over the past day);

192km of power line have been installed (3km - over the past day);

84 power substations, 71 water supply facilities and two fuel-energy complexes have been put into operation.

V. Humanitarian Assistance

Yesterday, the Il-76 airplane (from Ramenskoye airfield) delivered 34 tons of humanitarian relief to the Syrian Arab Republic (Khmeimim air base) (22.6 tons of food supplies and 11.4 tons of medical assets).

Personnel of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have received the cargo and delivered it to Tartus to distribute it among Syrian regions.

In total, the Russian side has organised and carried out1,872 humanitarian actions, delivering2,810.66 tons of food supplies, the bare necessities and bottled water.

Two children were provided with medical care at the al-Salhiyah CP. Three refugee (one of them is a child) were provided with medical aid at Hatlah (Deir ez-Zor province).

Besides, 137 refugees (including 73 children) were provided with medical aid during operation of the Abu-Duhur humanitarian corridor.

Over the past day, 142 refugees including 76 children were provided with medical care.

In total, 86,153 Syrians were provided with medical assistance by Russian military medics.

VI. Mine Clearance

The SAA engineering units carry on the mine clearance operation  in the settlements of  Al-Rastan, Al-Gasbiyah, Kafr Laha, Homs province. They have cleared up: 1.5 ha of the territory, 13 buildings and 1km of roads. They found and defused 54 explosive devices including 22 improvised explosive devices.

In Homs province they cleared up: 173 ha of the territory, 500 buildings and 17km of roads. They found and defused 5,937 explosive devices including 1,969 improvised explosive devices.

VII. Arrangements for Refugee Reception

Three working groups of Defence Ministry and Russian Foreign Ministary are departing to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to work on voluntary return of refugees to the Syrian Arab Republic.

National Reconciliation Committees established in Syrian provinces and cities (made up by heads of administrations, police, sheiks, representatives of public organizations and opposition) hold negotiations on joining ceasefire regime and voluntary defection to the side of legal government and the surrender of weapons. Former members of illegal armed formations and internally displaced persons are granted amnesty who lived in the territories earlier occupied by terrorists.

The Ministry of Local Administration and Ecology jointly with ministries and committees in charge are working to recover the national economy.

The Supreme National Committee for Refugee Affairs takes measures to ensure social welfare for refugees.

The National Security Bureau and the Syrian Reconciliation Ministry supervises all events aimed at controlling refugee inflow, preparation of accommodation, infrastructure rehabilitation and humanitarian actions.

Officers of the Centre for Refugee Reception, Distribution and Settlement held a working meeting with Deputy Governor of Aleppo to discuss rehabilitation of social infrastructure. As a result of the meeting, the sides agreed to supply two excavators, a wheeled crane and three vehicles to remove rubbles near a childcare centre and a medical post.

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