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Syria IDP and Returnee Movements - November 2018

IDP movement updates

During the month of November, the humanitarian community tracked 66,934 displacements across Syria. The largest IDPs movement of (40,000) were noticed in Idleb governorate representing the IDPs from Homs, Hama, and Aleppo governorates, as well as temporary displacements due to active fire exchange between the GoS forces and the NSAGs at the Demilitarized Zone in Idleb. The latter in particular was due to alleged chemical attacks on part of GOS-controlled area, which led to a retaliation with intensive airstrikes and mortar shelling in the southeast Idleb. In addition, about 3,446 IDPs were displaced from Deir ez-Zor to Al Hasaka, Ar-Raqqa and Aleppo due to intensified military operations in ISIS-held areas eastern Deir-ez-Zor province. IDPs from other provinces across Syria have been moving in relatively small numbers in quest of better humanitarian conditions.

 

IDP spontaneous return updates

During the month of November, the humanitarian community have tracked (102,267) spontaneous IDPs returnees in several areas cross Syria. In Dar’a for example, there have been 47000 IDPs returned to their original areas within the governorate due to a relatively calmer times after the GoS gained control on the governorate. While there was not much done in light of reconstruction of residential areas, people decided to collaborate locally to make minimum improvements to their destructed homes. The SARC has supported efforts to pave some roads, and repairs of utilities power to normalize it for returnees, while the churches and other civil society organizations have supported efforts to remove the debris from residential areas.

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
27 Dec 2018
Map/Infographic Type: 
Displacement Maps
Location(s): 
Syrian Arab Republic
Turkey
Theme(s): 
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Refugees and Returnees
Coordination hub(s): 
Gaziantep
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Syria: Crisis 2011-2019