Russian MoD Joint Session on Repatriation of Syrian Refugees August 9, the Centre for the Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees (Centre for Refugee Affairs) and Joint Coordination Committee in Syria held joint session on repatriation of Syrian refugees.

At the meeting there were reports of a representative of the Joint Coordination Committee on repatriation of the Syrian refugees Samer Mhan and Capitan Lieutenant Leonid Milko, the head of the Centre for Refugee Affairs Branch at the Jaydet-Yabus checkpoint on the border with Lebanon (via videoconference).

Chief of the Centre for the Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees Major General Alexey Tsygankov reported that:

there was a meeting with the Local Administration Ministry Hussein Makhlouf, appointed by the chairman of the Joint Coordination Committee for repatriation of Syrian refugees. They discussed the order of organization of joint work at checkpoints with neighboring states and internally displaced persons, determined the necessary composition of forces and means for organizing uninterrupted work.

In the course of the meeting, the need to hold daily joint briefings of representatives of the Joint Coordination Committee on the repatriation of Syrian refugees and the Russian Centre for the Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees.

The most important task for the government of Syria and the Russian Joint Coordination Committee is to restore the civil infrastructure, including socially important facilities. Rehabilitation is progressing well due to coordinated efforts.

We can see concrete results today. They actively restore roads, bridges, water supply facilities, electric networks, medical and educational institutions, bakeries, houses.

Captain-lieutenant Leonid Milko, the head of the Centre for Refugee Affairs Branch, reported on functioning of the Jaydet-Yabus CP:

The Jaydet-Yabus CP on the Syria-Jordan border works as planned. It has duty shifts and all required material stocks available. In total, 2531 people (799 women and 1270 children) including 108 people (33 women and 48 children) during the last 24 hours have returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from abroad. We have no issues of concern.

A representative of the Refugee Affairs, Samer Mhan, reported on the work done on the repatriation of refugees:

The Syrian leadership continues working on repatriation of Syrian refugees and reaffirms the readiness to ensure security guarantees, employment, housing, assistance in document re-issuance, as well as humanitarian and other aid for Syrian refugees returning back from abroad.

The repatriation of Syrian refugees to the territory of the country from other states continues.

Over the past 24 hours, 136 refugees have returned to the Syrian Arab Republic from Lebanon. Through the checkpoint Jaydet-Yabus – 108 people, al-Dabusiyah – 28 people.

Since July 18, 2018, in total 6,381 refugees have left Lebanon, with 2,972 of them – via the Zemrani CP, Jaydet-Yabus – 2,531 people, 561 people via al-Dabusiyah and 317 people via the al-Qusayr. In total 318 people have passed via the Nasib CP from Jordan.

It is reported that 362 Syrians returned back to:

Homs province – 208 people, in total – 26,949 people;

Eastern Ghouta – 91 people, in total – 21,665 people;

In total 63 refugees and 5 vehicles of  have passed via the Abu al-Duhur CP to Aleppo province from the Idlib de-escalation zone.

Continues works of repairing homes and socially significant objects.

Over the past day, 11 building have been reconstructed in Eastern Ghouta (5) and Khusham (6).

In total, in the Syrian Arab Republic:

89 medical and 217 educational organizations have been recovered;

274.5km of roads were recovered (1.5km – over the past day);

203km of power line have been installed (1km – over the past day);

86 power substations, 71 water supply facilities and two fuel-energy complexes have been put into operation.

Currently, in 62 settlements of the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Deir-ez-Zor, Hama, Homs, work is underway to overhaul 49 schools, 20 kindergartens, 33 bakeries, 32 water pump stations, 14 electric substations, 15 medical centres and 236 houses.