MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. More than 157,000 people have left Eastern Ghouta since humanitarian pauses came into effect, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties Major General Yuri Yevtushenko said on Thursday.
"All in all, 157,255 people have left Eastern Ghouta with assistance from the Russian reconciliation center since humanitarian pauses were enacted," Yevtushenko said.
Work continues to normalize the humanitarian situation in other Syrian regions. Russian military have ensured the safe travel of a UN humanitarian convoy to the settlement of Tell-Gehab in Daraa province, whose residents have received 130 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes. Besides, drinking water was supplied to the settlement of Marrat in Deir ez-Zor province. Medical assistance has been provided to 49 Syrians, including 21 children, during the past 24 hours, the major general said.
"A total of 147 people have returned to their homes in Homs province over the past 24 hours, and 532 people have returned in Deir ez-Zor province," Yevtushenko added. He also said the situation was stabilizing in Idlib de-escalation zone. Forty-four people have returned from Tell-Sultan to Abu-Duhur through a humanitarian corridor in the past 24 hours, he added.
After the UN Security Council on February 24 adopted Resolution 2401 with a call for ending hostilities in Syria a daily five-hour humanitarian pause has been effective in Eastern Ghouta since February 27 at Russia’s initiative.