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A handout photo made available by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 14 October 2020 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad surrounded by locals of Mashta al-Helou village in central Syria. | Photo: EFE/EPA/SANA

Six million displaced people have returned home

Originally published: teleSUR English (October 22, 2020)   | 

On Thursday, Syrian authorities announced that six million displaced people had returned home to different parts of the country.

The Minister of Municipal Administration and Environment, Hussein Makhlouf, said to the People´s Assembly that one million refugees had returned to Syria, and 5 million internally displaced people were back at their homes.

The official said that this achievement was possible after the rehabilitation of infrastructure and roads, collecting and deporting 4 million cubic meters of waste and debris from them.

Moreover, the authorities reported that they had repaired more than 19.000 houses while supporting waste recycling projects to secure 18.000 job positions.

As the country tries to overcome aggression and sanctions from the U.S. and the European Union, the government plans to create more homes and announces that 11 new artisanal zones were established in Tartous, Quneitra, Homs, and Hama provinces. Also, with China’s support is has imported transportation, including buses and 708 vehicles for the cleaning sector.


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