An elderly woman sits in a wheelchair during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
DAMASCUS - 23 March 2018: Nearly 98,000 people have left Eastern Ghouta through humanitarian corridors since the declaration of humanitarian pauses, head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria Major General Yuri Yevtushenko said on Thursday.
"Civilians continue to leave Eastern Ghouta through the humanitarian corridors," Tass news agency reported quoting Yevtushenko as saying.
"Since the declaration of humanitarian pauses, a total of 94,831 people have got out of Eastern Ghouta with the assistance of the Russian Center for Reconciliation," Yevtushenko added.
According to him, during the day, 7,128 people left the area through the humanitarian corridor set up in the Al Wafideen area.
"Since February 28, as many as 15,131 people have passed through this corridor," he noted.
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