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East Ghouta: more than 63 thousand residents returned to their homes

SYRIA (OBSERVATORY) –┬áMore than 63,000 residents of the Syrian East Ghouta returned to their homes from refugee camps and temporarily displaced persons, Major-General Yury Yevtushenko, the head of the Russian center for reconciliation of warring parties in Syria, said at a briefing.

“Thanks to the efforts of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties and the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic, 63,403 East Ghouta residents have returned to their homes from refugee camps and temporarily displaced persons,” he said.

Yevtushenko also said that the center for reconciliation had rendered humanitarian assistance to civilians in the settlement of Mesquena in the province of Homs. People are given 600 food sets and fresh bread. The total weight of the humanitarian cargo was three tons.

In addition, Russian military doctors rendered medical assistance to 120 Syrians for a day, including 35 children.

“Over the past day, 180 people have returned to their homes in Homs province, 314 people are in the province of Deir Ez-Zor (on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River), 124 people to East Ghouta,” he added.