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Over 1,700 people leave Eastern Ghouta along Al-Wafideen humanitarian corridor

March 24, 20:52 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Russian center for reconciliation of warring sides carries out humanitarian missions in other Syrian regions as well

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MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. More than 1,700 people were able to flee from Eastern Ghouta along the humanitarian corridor leading to the village of Al-Wafideen, Major General Yuri Yevtushenko, chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of warring sides in Syria, said on Saturday.

"Through the humanitarian corridor near the populated locality of Al-Wafideen, 1,717 people have left in the past 24 hours," he said. "Since February 28, a total of 23,398 people have left the town of Douma along that corridor."

Since humanitarian pauses came into effect, 106,182 people have come out of Eastern Ghouta, Yevtushenko said.

"On March 23, at checkpoints of the humanitarian corridors and in camps for internally displaced persons, 1,250 food kits, 700 liters of bottled water were handed to people and 2,600 portions of hot meals were cooked," he added.

The reconciliation center carries out humanitarian missions in other Syrian regions as well.

More than one tonne of bread has been distributed among residents of Sheikh Ahmed, Aleppo province. Military medics provided treatment to 34 adults and 18 Syrian children, the center said.

Russian reconciliation center

The Russian reconciliation center continues to fulfill assigned tasks after the completion of the military campaign in Syria. The center’s officers regularly travel around the country's liberated areas to assess the humanitarian situation. The main efforts of the Russian military are now focused on assistance to the refugees returning to their homes and evacuation of civilians from de-escalation zones.

They are also tasked with lending humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population, coordinating work to restore the infrastructure in war-torn regions, assisting in the return of refugees and in the integration of those militants who have laid down arms into peaceful life, as well as monitoring the ceasefire.

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