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Syrian Arab Republic: IDP and Spontaneous Returnee Movements - 31 January 2020 [EN/AR/TR]

IDP Movements (January updates)

In January 2020, the humanitarian community tracked about 464,800 IDPs movements across Syria. The largest population movement recorded in Idleb governorate with about 320,600 IDPs, including 297,000 IDPs displaced from within Idleb governorate and 23,500 IDPs displaced from Aleppo governorate. The second-largest population movement was recorded in Aleppo governorate with around 132,600 IDPs, including 86,100 people arriving from within Aleppo governorate and 46,400 IDPs from Idleb governorate. The third-largest movement in the first month of the year is recorded in Al-Hasakeh governorate with around 4,900 IDPs of which 3,700  displaced within the governorate while the rest moved from Aleppo governorate. In Ar-Raqqa governorate around 3,400 IDPs movements reported. Lattakia governorate received around 1,300 IDPs from several governorates in Syria including Aleppo, Homs, Tartous and Hama governorates. In Rural Damascus governorate, about 100 IDP movements reported.

IDP Spontaneous Return Movements (January updates)

In January 2020, the humanitarian community recorded about 21,400 spontaneous IDP returnees in different locations across Syria. The majority of these returns were recorded within Aleppo governorate with 5,600 returns. The second largest return movement were to Al-Hasakeh governorate with around 4,800 returnees, about 4,600 of which returned from within the governorate and about 100 returnees from As-Sweida governorate. In Idleb governorate some 3,000 IDP returned, 2,890 of which returned from within governorate, with some 40 returnees from Hama governorate. In Homs and Ar-Raqqa governorates Similarly, around 2,000 spontaneous IDP returned.
- 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: 
25 Feb 2020
Map/Infographic Type: 
Displacement Maps
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Coordination hub(s): 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2021