July 18, 2018 / 2:50 PM / a year ago

Russian, Syrian authorities set up centre for refugees returning to Syria

MOSCOW, July 18 (Reuters) - Russia’s defence ministry said on Wednesday Russian and Syrian authorities had set up a refugee centre in Syria to help refugees return home from abroad.

The defence ministry said in a statement that the Centre for the Reception, Allocation and Accommodation of Refugees will “monitor the return of all temporarily-displaced people and Syrian refugees from foreign countries to their places of permanent residence”. (Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh in Moscow and Lisa Barrington in Beirut; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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