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

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.
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Assessment Questionnaire: 
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Assessment Date(s): 
01 Apr 2017 to 26 Apr 2017
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
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Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Syria: Crisis 2011-2019