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Russia’s UN envoy reveals how many Syrians left Eastern Ghouta in past month

March 27, 20:12 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS

Daily humanitarian pause have been in effect at Russia’s initiative in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta since February 2

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UNITED NATIONS, March 27. /TASS/. About 121,000 civilians have left Eastern Ghouta in the past month, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Tuesday at a UN Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria.

"In all, about 121,000 civilians have left Eastern Ghouta," he said.

"In the past day alone, as many as 520 people left the area." In his words, Russian military medics offered first aid assistance to 111 Syrian, including 42 children, in the past day.

Following United Nations Security Council Resolution 2401 of February 24 calling to stop hostilities in Syria, daily humanitarian pause have been in effect at Russia’s initiative in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta since February 27. They are aimed at providing civilians and unarmed militants with an opportunity to leave the area. Militants disrupted humanitarian pauses in the first several days, but later on shelling incident ceased, so civilians have been leaving the enclave through the humanitarian corridor every day.

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