Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (April 1, 2018)
The Russian Сentre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and stabilizing humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.
In general situation in the country is stabilizing, people return to peaceful life.
Humanitarian operation in the Eastern Ghouta continues.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is taking all measures required in the settlement of Arbil, Jobar, Ein-Tarma and Zamalka to enable people to return back to their homes from refugee and IDP camps.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation continues work to make the Jayish al-Islam radical group cease hostilities and disarm. Leaders of illegal armed formations are informed about futility of their further resistance and using civilians of Douma as human shield.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation has reached a preliminary agreement on withdrawal of the Jayish al-Islam militants from the Eastern Ghouta.
The Russian side demands that militants are to provide maps of minefields and underground tunnels when leaving Douma. They also are to unforcedly clear up buildings, remove barricades and rubbles on main traffic routes.
The Muhayam al-Wafedin humanitarian corridor is functioning for evacuation of civilians.
Today, 100 civilians left the area via the humanitarian corridor. Since February 28, in total, 29,330 people have left the region via the corridor. Besides, from this day, the corridor is opened not only for civilians leaving Douma, but for militants of illegal armed formations with their families.
In total since the humanitarian pauses were introduced, 153,240 people have been evacuated from the Eastern Ghouta with the help of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation.
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 provided humanitarian aid to residents of Tell Rifaat, Aleppo province. People received a ton of fresh-baked bread.
Residents of Marrat, Deir ez-Zor province, received drinking water.
The Russian military medics provided medical aid to 82 Syrians including 39 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, 134 people have returned to Homs province and 428 people – to the province of Deir ez-Zor (on the eastern shore of the Euphrates).