Highlights of the week
The number of registered Syrians with UNHCR and the High Relief Commission (HRC) is 5,238. Since last week there has been an increase of some 200 persons, many of whom reside in the Tripoli area.
Shelter and other projects:
A UNHCR shelter expert from Headquarters will arrive on January 15 to evaluate approximately five abandoned structures for their suitability as collective shelters. The expert will also visit current shelters and recommend improvements where necessary. UNHCR and its implementing partner the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) meanwhile, continue to coordinate with the HRC in identifying additional abandoned structures that can be used as collective shelters should they be needed.