RCR details civilian exodus from eastern Ghouta

By Monitoring Desk
Monday – April 2, 2018
MOSCOW (Russia): Since the humanitarian pauses were introduced, more than 153,140 people have left the eastern Ghouta with the help of the Russian centre for reconciliation (RCR), on March 31, 65 buses transported 2,935 militants with families via the organised humanitarian corridor to the Idlib city in Syria.

According to an official statement on Sunday, since March 24, in total 41,126 have left the enclave. The Syrian police supervised by representatives of the Syrian Arab red crescent (SARC) and RCR ensured security along the whole itinerary.

Civilians are leaving the eastern Ghouta via the humanitarian corridors ensured by the RCR. They are leaving the city of Douma via the humanitarian corridor deployed in the settlement of Muhayam al-Wafedin.

Over the last 24 hours, 128 civilians have left the area. Since February 28, in total, 29,230 people have been evacuated via the corridor.

Civilians are returning to their homes in Saqba, Kafr Batna, Ayn Terna, Zamalqa, Harasta al-Basal, and other liberated settlements of the eastern Ghouta. They are also receiving humanitarian and medical assistance.

The RCR and the Russian military police have successfully accomplished 8-days operation on withdrawal of illegal armed formations from Arbil, Jobar, Ein-Tarma and Zamalka (the Eastern Ghouta).