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13.09.2021 (10:00)

Bulletin of the Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Control of the Movement of Refugees (13.09.2021)

Return of Refugees from abroad

Over the past 24 hours, 267 refugees (80 women and 137 children) have returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from Lebanon through the Jaydet-Yabus and Tell-Kalah checkpoints.

There was no withdrawal of refugees from Jordan through the Nasib checkpoint.

Since July 18, 2018, a total of 702 468 people have returned from the territories of foreign states, including:

from Lebanon-307,220 people (women-92,331, children-156,402), through the checkpoints "Jaydet-Yabus" - 184,470, "Tell-Kalah" - 115,716, "Zemrani" - 4,346, "El-Dabusiya" - 1,834, "El-Qusair" - 854;

from Jordan through the Nasib checkpoint – 395,248 people. (women-118,618, children-201,569).

As of September 2, 2021, there are 6,795,085 Syrian refugees in 43 countries (Turkey – 3,707,564, Lebanon – 851,717, Jordan – 670,637, Germany – 595,124, Iraq – 248,721, Egypt – 133,568, the Netherlands – 63,670, Austria – 58,050, Denmark – 35,536, Greece – 58,273, Switzerland – 22,100, Cyprus – 2,602, Belgium – 25,311, Italy – 3,832, Romania – 1,156, Spain – 3,098, Ireland – 450, Bosnia and Herzegovina – 350, Argentina – 392, Malta – 1,115, Poland – 251, Luxembourg – 553, Croatia – 250, Slovenia – 226, Iceland – 50, Bulgaria – 471, Hungary – 27, Slovakia – 12, Czech Republic – 1,320, Great Britain – 17,525, Sweden – 137,152, Canada – 50,117, USA – 21,772, France – 36,050, Norway – 36,113, Brazil – 5,074, Finland – 2,631, Portugal – 753, Lithuania – 544, Albania – 250, Peru – 29, Uruguay – 28, Serbia – 621).

It is estimated that 1,297,168 Syrians from 15 countries of the world expressed a desire to return to their homeland (Lebanon – 645,128, Turkey – 70,041, Germany – 60,115, Austria – 103, Switzerland – 17, Jordan – 458,021, Iraq – 847, Greece – 30,372, Denmark – 150, the Netherlands – 29,244, Lithuania – 30, Malta – 541, Canada – 2,517, Argentina – 18, Uruguay – 24).

A total of 931,748 people (279,607 women, 474,893 children) have returned to Syria from the territories of foreign states since September 30, 2015.

Currently, 13 checkpoints are deployed, including:

  • on the Syrian-Lebanese border – five (Zemrani, Jaydet-Yabus, Al-Dabusiya, Tell-Kalah, Al-Qusayr);
  • on the Syrian-Jordanian border – one (Nasib);
  • on the territory of Syria – five (Salhiyah, Jleb, Serakab,
  • Miznaz, Abo-Azeidin);
  • air – one (the Duval);
  • marine – one (Banias).

The Syrian leadership is taking active steps to improve the efficiency of the process of returning Syrian refugees from the territories of foreign states.

Internal displacement

There was no withdrawal of refugees to their places of permanent residence during the day.

There was no withdrawal of refugees through the Salhiyah checkpoint (Deir-ez-Zor province). A total of 100,674 people have returned since August 25, 2018. (women-40,021, children-34,054), 2,482 units of equipment were withdrawn.

There was no withdrawal of refugees through the checkpoint Jleb (Homs province). In total, since February 19, 2019, 24,023 people have returned (6,600 women, 11,375 children), 1,812 units of equipment have been withdrawn.

There was no withdrawal of refugees from the Rukban camp. A total of 20,204 people have left the camp since March 23, 2019 (5,757 women, 10,010 children), 947 units of equipment have been withdrawn.

There was no withdrawal of refugees from the Idlib de-escalation zone. A total of 46,801 people have left the zone since March 4, 2018. (women-15,142, children-21,284), 4,818 units of equipment were withdrawn.

Since January 13, 2020, 1,873 people have left the zone. (women-687, children-761), 63 units of equipment were withdrawn.

A total of 1,368,390 internally displaced persons (women – 420,865, children – 677,104) have returned to their places of permanent residence since September 30, 2015, and 99,794 people (women – 38,306, children – 33,338) since January 1, 2019.

Cities and localities ready to receive refugees

Reception and accommodation facilities for 1,502,650 refugees have been set up in 413 localities least affected by the hostilities.

Infrastructure restoration

A residential building in Hazaza (Aleppo province) was restored during the day.

An assessment of the state of infrastructure, socially significant objects, the availability of stocks of construction materials and material resources in Dimas (Damascus province) and Hasya (Homs province) was carried out. To improve the living conditions of Syrian citizens and complete the restoration of infrastructure, it is necessary to deliver supplies to the settlements:

Dimas-tractor, dump truck, car crane, 9 windows, 7 cubic meters of bricks, 4 cubic meters of cement, 500 kg of finishing materials, 810 m of water pipes, 950 m of electric cable, 5 tons of construction fittings for the restoration of a school;

Hasya - excavator, dump truck, 2 windows, 3 cubic meters.m of bricks, 1.5 cubic meters of cement, 400 kg of finishing materials, 1,100 m of water pipes, 640 m of electric cable for the restoration of a medical center.

The heads of local self-government bodies sent applications to the Ministry of Public Works and Housing for obtaining construction materials for the restoration of objects.

Total since July 18, 20 on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic:

994 educational and 257 medical institutions, 4,986 residential buildings, 42.01 km of water supply networks, 13 wells for drinking water, four cultural and leisure facilities, six administrative buildings, 0.1 km of sidewalk were restored;

six automobile bridges and 1,837 km (0.3 km per day) of highways were repaired; 1,488.44 km of power lines were laid;

274 water supply facilities, 327 bakeries, 852 electrical substations, four gas stations, 14,455 industrial enterprises, 194 lighting devices were put into operation.

Currently, in 345 settlements of the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Deir ez-Zor, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Deraa, Essaouida, Quneitra and Raqqa, work is underway to restore and repair 2,682 residential buildings, 223 schools, 176 preschool institutions, 239 medical institutions, 208 bakeries, 197 electrical substations, 281 water pumping stations and 89 religious buildings.

Provision of humanitarian and medical assistance

Over the past day, the Russian side conducted one humanitarian action in the locality of Tel-Oda-Harb (Al-Hasakah province), during which 250 food packages with a total weight of 2.075 tons were issued to the needy residents of the Syrian Arab Republic.

In total, 3,022 humanitarian actions were organized and conducted. 5,280.2 tons of food, bottled water and basic necessities were delivered and distributed to Syrian citizens.

Medical specialists of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation did not provide medical assistance to Syrian citizens.

In total, medical specialists provided assistance to 132,874 residents of Syria.

Mine clearance

Engineering units of the armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic carried out tasks for the day to clear the area and objects in Douma (Damascus province), Deraa and Osman (Deraa province).

18.4 ha of the territory was cleared. Four explosive objects (EDs) were found and destroyed, including one improvised explosive device (IED).

In total, 5,024.7 hectares of territory, 3,112 buildings (structures), and 273.4 km of roads were cleared. 43,413 EDs were detected and destroyed, including 5,794 IEDs.

Organizational arrangements for the reception of refugees

In the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus and Hama, a state program is being implemented to restore settlements in the territory liberated from militants. The program includes three stages: preparation of infrastructure (water supply, electrification), targeted assistance to the population, and the return of residents to their places of permanent residence.

The Coordination Committee of the Syrian Arab Republic for the Return of Refugees is carrying out socio-economic activities that are intensifying the process of restoring the country's infrastructure, taking measures to equip checkpoints and return refugees from abroad to their places of permanent residence.

The officers of the Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides and Control of the Movement of Refugees in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic did not hold working meetings on assistance in restoring infrastructure and creating conditions for the accommodation of refugees.

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