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

IDP Movements (July updates)

In July 2019, the humanitarian community recorded 147,215 internally displaced people across Syria. The great majority of this population, 110,796 individuals, were displaced to locations in Idleb governorate with 103,906 being displaced within Idleb governorate and 6,678  individuals being displaced from Hama governorate. The second largest population movement was recorded in Aleppo governorate with a total of 16,124  individuals, including 14,219  arriving from Idlib governorate and 1,366 within Aleppo governorate. Overall, this large population movement is due to the ongoing violence in southern Idleb, northern Hama and western Aleppo governorates where people from communities affected by airstrikes, shelling and ground fighting are fleeing to find safety. The third largest movement is recorded in Lattakia governorate where a total of 3,358 people from Hama governorate were tracked.

IDP Return Movements (July updates)

In July 2019, the humanitarian community recorded 26,238 spontaneous IDP returnees in several areas across Syria. The largest of these returns were recorded in Aleppo governorate with 5,267 returnees, about 3,600 of which returned from within the governorate and about 1,000 returnees from Ar-Raqqa governorate. Deir-ez-zor governorate received the second largest number of IDP returnees with 5,150 spontaneous returns majority of which returned from Al Hasakeh governorate, while 4,375returns were recorded in rural Damascus and 4,269 were recorded in Homs governorate, followed by Dar’a Governorate with 1,810 recorded spontaneous returns.  
- 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
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Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
10 Sep 2019
Map/Infographic Type: 
Displacement Maps
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2020