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Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu called UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura for intensifying humanitarian assistance and active participation in recovering ruined dwellings, schools and infrastructure objects

Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu sent a letter to the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura that highlights the need for intensifying world community efforts to provide help to the Syrian people.

The document underlines that the government troops supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces have liberated a significant part of the Syrian territory, paving the way for restoring peaceful life.

However, not all Syrians can return to their homes. Terrorists have destroyed many settlements. Thousands of dwellings, schools, medical establishments, and social infrastructure objects have been ruined.

Complicated humanitarian situation, according to Sergei Shoigu, is being established in camps for refugees located in the areas of al-Tanf and Uqayribat. There are about 60,000 people in the camps. Syria needs more than 1,000 tons of food as well as over 80 tons of medical supplies. 

The Russian party has been providing humanitarian and medical assistance, clearing up the liberated territories, and settling issues of establishing the peaceful life.

The letter says that the international community should consolidate its efforts to return hundreds of thousands of refugees back to their homes in Syria.

Official website of the Russian Defence Ministry published a list of Syrian settlements mostly starving for humanitarian aid and recovery of living infrastructure, which had been destroyed by terrorists. The list will be updated by the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides. 

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