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Rapid Protection Monitoring Report: Evacuation of Al Wa’er, Homs Governorate

Methodology: 

This update is based on information collected by three
members of the Protection Cluster, from April 2 to 4, 2017.
A total of 11 focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted
(7 FGDs with 49 women and 4 FGDs with 20 men). In
addition, 89 key informant interviews (73F / 16M) were
conducted during the same period. 11% of the key
informants had a disability. Nearly all participants were in
Al-Ikhwan community of Maarrat Tamsrin sub-district of
Idleb district and governorate. Remaining participants were
interviewed in Mardikh, Kafr Jalis, central Idlib, Sheikh Baher
and Maarrat al-Ikhwan communities.
85% of key informants self-identified as civilians, 3% as
combatant, and 12% did not answer. The participants in the
FGDs self-identified as civilians. Information about
association of civilians with armed groups cannot be
verified. 55% of participants identified themselves as
housewives, whereas 27% stated they were unemployed
and 2% were government employees.

Key findings: 

Al Wa’er neighborhood, located in the west of Homs city,
has been directly impacted by active hostilities since the
beginning of the Syrian conflict. On 7 February 2016, the
Government of Syria (GoS) began enforcing a siege that
lasted over one year, until the first wave of evacuations
began on 18 March 2017.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Not Available
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Operations(s)/Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Apr 2017 to 26 Apr 2017
Status: 
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Population Type(s): 
IDPs
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Location(s): 
Idleb
Aleppo
Homs
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020