Syria

Syrian Arab Republic: IDP Spontaneous Returns (March 2022) [EN/AR/TR]

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March 2022 updates

In March 2022, the humanitarian community recorded some 10,000 spontaneous IDP return movements across Syria, which was 15 per cent less than the return movements that were tracked in February. Over 4,130 of these movements (44 per cent) occurred within Idleb governorate. At the sub-district level, the Markaz Darayya sub-district in Rural Damascus governorate received the highest number of spontaneous return movements in March, with around 1,500 returns, while sanjar sub-district in Idleb received some 1,150 spontaneous IDP return movements. Over the same period, Tamanaah subdistrict in Idleb governorate received more than 800 spontaneous return movements, also Khan Shaykun sub-district in Idleb governorate received more than 600 spontaneous return movements in March 2022. At the community level, the Darayya in Rural Damascus governorate received around 1,500 returns, the highest number of spontaneous return movements in March, while Hawa in Idleb governorate received around 700 return movements. Khan Shaykun in Idleb received around 600 return movements in March. Notes:

  • 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.

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