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Syria: Shelter Monthly, January 2017, Issue No.01


Aleppo Emergency Intervention

As of 20 January 2017, an estimated 121,000 people were reported affected in eastern Aleppo by the November 2016 incident and the skirmishes of the previous months. Of this figure, approximately 50,900 people have sought refuge in west Aleppo and are mainly staying with host families. Some 5,077 people, whose house were fully or partially damaged, continue to stay in Jibreen collective shelter. The rehabilitation of the last industrial halls by partners (i.e. DRC) is still ongoing. As the security situation becomes relatively calm in east Aleppo, more displaced people are returning or coming to these accessible neighborhoods. From 47,500 in December, there are as of January 20th around 65,300 people in east Aleppo mainly residing in Masaken Hanano neighborhood, often in partially damaged houses. Together with MoLA and the Engineering Office, the sector drafted a quick structural assessment methodology to categorize and map the level of damage of buildings in the affected neighborhoods. The outcome will allow for the sector to better prioritize shelter intervention in targeted neighborhoods. The sector continues to support the advocacy to address housing, land, and property issues, as well as inter-sector collaboration, especially with the Early Recovery and Wash sectors in order to approach neighborhoods rehabilitation with an inclusive response. The sector continues to provide winterization shelter interventions (i.e. provision of stoves, expansion foam and extra heavy-duty plastic sheets) to sub-standard shelters as well as damaged houses in both east and west Aleppo. Access to water and electricity remain one of the pressing concerns of Aleppo’s population, especially IDPs and returnees. In January, funding through the Syrian Humanitarian Fund has been dedicated to Aleppo and partners have been encouraged to submit project proposals. 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Original Publication Date: 
26 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Information Management
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
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