About half a million civilians return home in Deir Ezzor amid accelerated rehabilitation efforts

Deir Ezzor, SANA-Since the early hours after breaking the siege imposed by Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization on the city of Deir Ezzor in early September last year, the government in cooperation with civil society organizations and professional associations have begun working to restore life to the city and its countryside after years of terrorism.

After the Syrian Arab Army restored security to the majority of the countryside of the province and secured thousands of kilometers of main roads to other provinces, the first sector that was rehabilitated in the province was the public and private transport sector as demanded by the people of Deir Ezzor to return to their homes in the liberated neighborhoods of the city and the countryside.

The number of citizens who returned to their homes in the province reached 489,531 citizens since the beginning of 2018, putting the total number of the residents at up to 1,037,037 inhabitants according to the latest statistics of Deir Ezzor governorate.

The accelerated return of citizens to their towns has increased due to the efforts of the army units in combing the cities, towns and villages to remove the remnants of the terrorists in order to preserve the lives of civilians in addition to activating the work of police units, civil affairs, banks, post offices, fire brigades and municipal councils in parallel with the start of reconstruction workshops to remove the debris, open the streets and repair infrastructure, including water and electricity.

In the health sector, Director of the Health Department at Deir Ezzor Abdul Najem al-Obeid said that 26 health centers and two medical points were opened, in addition to al-Assad, al-Furat, the Children and Maternity hospitals which are providing health services to citizens.

He added that the health sector in the province is supplied with equipment, devices, medicines, ambulances and mobile clinics.

The food, which was rare under a siege imposed by Daesh on tens of thousands of people in the city of Deir Ezzor for almost three years, was secured a few days after the breaking the siege through the convoys of the Syrian Trade Company. Prices fell sharply and returned to the normal level.

The various institutions and service departments are working to complete the rehabilitation of the infrastructure of various sectors in Deir Ezzor within the context of an integrated work program implemented by the government to restore all basic services to the province, in order to facilitate the return of all displaced families to their homes.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal