Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring in Syria (January 7, 2019)
Peaceful settlement of the conflict and rendering of comprehensive assistance are the main vectors of work in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation carried out a humanitarian action in the settlement of al-Muzeirib, Daraa province. People received 500 food sets with a total weight of 2.2 tons.
In total, since the Russian Centre for Reconciliation started settlement process, it carried out 2033 humanitarian actions. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered amounts to 3,175.1 tons.
Refugees are making their way back home. Ten check points including one at the Damascus International Airport and the Baniyas maritime one are operating with support of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides. As for January 6, 2019, in total 214,804 Syrians returned.
As part of the implementation of the decree of the President of the Syrian Arab Republic B. Assad dated November 9, 2018, the Syrian authorities continue to work on amnesty for those who evade from military service, including those among refugees and former members of illegal armed groups. As for January 6, 2019, in total 23,402 were granted amnesty.
Social infrastructure is being recovered to create favourable conditions for returnees. As for January 6, 2019, 30.992 houses, 718 educational facilities and 129 medical centres has been recovered. Besides, 926km of roads have been repaired.
Since January 2019, Russian military police units started patrols along 5-km security zone near Manbij city at the section al-Arimah - Bawz Kij 27 km long.
Despite the ceasefire regime being established in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the shelling of north-western outskirts of Aleppo city has been registered.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides urges leaders of illegal armed formations operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone to cease hostilities and move towards peaceful settlement of the situation in areas they occupy.