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Syrian Arab Republic: IDP and Spontaneous Returnee Movements - 30 November 2019 [EN/AR/TR]

IDP Movements (November updates)

In November 2019, the humanitarian community tracked about 110,000 IDPs movements across Syria. Due to renewed escalation of hostilities in southern Idleb, a new displacement from Idleb and Aleppo governorates was observed with the majority of the displaced population moving within the Idleb ‘de-escalation’ area. Of the 46,480 individuals who are displaced to Idleb governorate, 43,600 IDPs were displaced from other parts of the governorate while 2,700 individuals were displaced from Aleppo to Idleb governorate. Similarly, the second largest population movement was recorded in Aleppo governorate with around 28,160 individuals, including 19,400 people arriving from Idleb governorate and 6,900 IDPs within Aleppo governorate and the rest from Ar-Raqqa and Al-Hasakeh governorates. Moreover, the military operation in Tal Abiad and Ras al Ain area in Ar-Raqqa and Hasakeh governorates also triggered a displacement in these areas. The third largest movement in November is recorded in Al-Hasakeh governorate with 15,600 movements of which 9,900 people displaced from within the governorate while the rest moved from Ar-Raqqa to Al-Hasakeh. Ar-Raqqa is the forth governorate where around 12,700 movements tracked in. About 11,200 of these movements are tracked within the governorate while about 1,000 movements were from Aleppo and 500 from Al-Hasakeh governorates.

IDP Return Movements (November updates)

In November 2019, the humanitarian community recorded about 54,400 spontaneous IDP returnees in different locations across Syria. The majority of these returns were recorded within Al-Hasakeh governorate with 27,900 returns. The second largest movement were to Aleppo governorate with around 8,200 returnees, about 6,600 of which returned from within the governorate and about 1,600 returnees from Idleb governorate. Deir-ez-Zor governorate received the third largest number of IDP returnees with 8,000 spontaneous returns, about 6,500 of which returned from within the governorate, about 900 returned from Damascus governorate and some returnees recorded from Al-Hasakeh and Ar-Raqqa governorates. Idleb governorate comes forth with around 4,700 returns of which all returns recorded within the governorate. Dar’a and Homs governorates received about 2,500 and 1,200 returns respectively in November 2019.
- The returns refer to IDP spontaneous returns and do not necessarily follow the global definitions of ‘Returnees’ or durable solutions for IDPs.
- The IDP spontaneous returns include IDPs returning to their homes or communities of origin.
- The IDP spontaneous returns term used 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 population numbers from previous years.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
20 Dec 2019
Map/Infographic Type: 
Displacement Maps
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2021