Briefing by Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring in Syria (January 11, 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 Maaloula, Damascus province. People received 500 food sets.
In total, since the Russian Centre for Reconciliation started settlement process, it carried out 2,037 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 10, 2019, in total 215,793 Syrians returned.
Social infrastructure is being recovered to create favourable conditions for returnees. As for January 10, 2019, 31,016 houses, 718 educational facilities and 132 medical centres has been recovered. Besides, 926km of roads have been repaired.
January 10, 2019, Russian military police units performed 2 patrols along 5 km security zone near Manbij city on two routes: Al-Arimah - al-Hutah - Mil Wiran - Mushayrifah - al-Arimah and al-Arimah - Maysarah - Khalid al-Hayjan - Dali Fa'r - Khirbat Nafakh - al-Arimah.
Despite the ceasefire regime being established in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the shelling of Ardash-Dag settlement in Latakia province 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.