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Syrian Arab Republic: IDP and Spontaneous Returnee Movements - 31 January 2021 [EN/AR/TR]

IDP Movements

In January 2021, the humanitarian community tracked some 32,400 IDP movements across Syria,  around twenty-five percent less than the numbers tracked in December 2020. As in preceding months, most IDP movements were concentrated in northwest Syria, with 92 percent occurring within and between Aleppo and Idleb governorates. At the sub-district level, Bulbul in Aleppo governorate received the largest number of displaced people, with around 3,000 IDP movements in January, followed by some 2,900 IDP movements received by Maaret Tamsrin in Idleb governorate. A’zaz sub-district in Aleppo governorate and Dana sub-district in Idleb governorate received around 2,200 and 2,000 movements respectively, while the Kafr Takharim sub-district in Idleb governorate and the Ghandorah sub-district in Aleppo governorate each received some 1,600 IDP movements. At the community level, the Azaz community in Aleppo governorate received the largest number of displaced people, with around 1,500 movements in January, followed by some 1,300 IDP movements received by the Bayates community in Idleb governorate. The Harbanush, Bulbul and Tal Aghbar - Tal Elagher communities in Aleppo governorate each received some 900 IDP movements, while the Jarablus community in Aleppo governorate received more than 800 IDP movements this month. These movements are estimated to mostly be incentivised by access to services and livelihoods, and facilitated by reduced levels of shelling compared to preceding months.

IDP Spontaneous Return Movements

In January 2021, the humanitarian community recorded some 13,600 spontaneous IDP return movements across Syria, similar to numbers tracked in December 2020. Over 6,000 of these (48 percent) occurred within and between Aleppo and Idleb governorates. At the sub-district level, As-Suqaylabiyah in Hama governorate received the highest number of spontaneous return movements in January, with around 3,300 returns, while Jebel Saman in Aleppo governorate and Ehsem in Idleb governorate respectively received some 1,400 and 1,300 spontaneous IDP return movements. More than 600 spontaneous IDP return movements were received by Ariha sub-district in Idleb governorate over the same period. At the community level, the As-Suqaylabiyah community in Hama governorate received the most return movements recording around 3,300 returns while Aleppo city received some 1,000 spontaneous IDP return movements in January.  Sarmin town in Idleb governorate and the Homs community in Homs governorate respectively received some 500 and 400 return movements, while Deir Khabiyeh town in rural Damascus governorate received some 300 return movements.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
04 Mar 2021
Map/Infographic Type: 
Activities
Location(s): 
Syrian Arab Republic
Theme(s): 
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2021