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Syrian Arab republic: IDP and Returnee Movements (April- 2019) / (EN - AR)

IDP Movements (April updates)

During the month of April 2019, the humanitarian community tracked 56,355 IDPs displacements across Syria. The largest IDPs movements of 34,863 IDPs were noticed in Idlib governorate, the great majority of which was internal displacement within Idleb governorate with about 18,822 IDPs, while about 11,776 IDPs were displaced from Idleb governorate to the opposition NSAGs controlled parts of Aleppo governorate. The second large displacement was tracked in Aleppo governorate with about 21,081 IDPs, the great majority of which came from Idleb governorate as mentioned above, and the rest was internal displacement within the NSAGs controlled parts of Aleppo governorate with about 8,717 IDPs and about 600 IDPs from Hama governorate. 

- Due to change in methodology, IDP movements data for other governorates is not available.
- A new category of IDPs is included in the infographics that show the IDPs that arrived in the previous month and stayed in a community for more than 30 days.

Return Movements (April updates)

During the month of April, the humanitarian community have tracked 23,621 spontaneous IDPs returnees in several areas across Syria. The largest number was in Aleppo Governorate, there have been 5,167 IDPs returned to their communities within the governorate. The second largest was in Damascus governorate where there have been 4,106 IDPs returned to their original communities due to a relative stability. In Deir-ez-Zor governorate about 3,000 IDPs returned to their communities, and in Dar’a govenorate about 3,000 IDPs returned to their communities due to the relative stability.  In Idlib governorate bout 2,600 IDPs returned to their communities after being displaced internally within the governorate. In Rural Damascus there have been 1,000 IDPs return to their original communities mainly from the same governorate. At the same period about 800 IDPs returned to their original communities from within Hama governorate. And about 600 IDPs returned to Homs goverorate from within the same governorate. 
-  The returns refer to IDP spontaneous returns and does not necessarily follow the global definitions of ‘Returnees’ or durable solutions for IDPs.
-  The IDP spontaneous returns includes IDPs returning to their homes or communities of origin.
-  The IDP spontaneous returns referred in this monthly report refers to the return movements occurred in the reported period only.
-  The process of verification is based on triangulation of verified IDP spontaneous returns reported by different mechanisms and further examined by the IDP TF through cross-checking populationnumbers from pervious years

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
24 May 2019
Map/Infographic Type: 
Displacement Maps
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020