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10-02-2021
In January, the Aleppo City Council carried out a major campaign to remove what it calls “building violations” in the eastern half of the city, claiming to carry out the terms of Legislative Decree No. 40 of 2012 regarding the demolition of buildings that are deemed to be in violation of the construction code.
10-02-2021
Ibrahim Diab, Damascus governorate’s director of urban planning, said in a radio interview on February 2 that a “draft zoning plan” for Barzeh, including the informally built Ish Al-Warwar district, was nearly ready. He added that the governorate is also working on a draft plan for the neighbouring informal district of Tishreen.
10-02-2021
At the end of January 2021, the Syrian president issued Law No. 1 of 2021, granting the General Housing Establishment (GHE) an annual loan not exceeding SYP 5 billion to help fund the construction of so-called “labour housing.”
03-02-2021
Despite the protection provided by Turkish forces to opposition-controlled areas in northwestern Syria, their long-term deployment has begun to raise issues related to the sites they occupy.
03-02-2021
More than two and a half years after their displacement, residents have returned to some villages in the Al-Lajat area of rural northeastern Daraa governorate with Russian support, while the residents of other surrounding villages are still delaying their return home until certain promises are met.
03-02-2021
The Municipality of Raqqa—or the Municipality of the People in Raqqa, as it is officially called—began a campaign on January 24 to demolish and remove dozens of homes and shops that were deemed to have been built in violation of building code.
03-02-2021
Decree No. 66 of 2012, which provides for the establishment of two new development zones in Damascus, specified who would be able to obtain alternative housing and rental allowance as part of ensuing construction plans.
27-01-2021
Nearly two years after pro-Iranian Shia militias seized farmlands west of the city of Mayadeen in Deir-ez-Zor governorate, owners of the lands are still barred from access.
27-01-2021
Over the course of 2020, three rounds of public auctions were held to invest in lands belonging to people displaced from formerly opposition-held territory in rural Hama, Idlib and Aleppo governorates. The first was to invest in the pistachio crop, the second for olive picking and the third for cultivating wheat. These auctions were organised by the security and military committees in these governorates, through the government-affiliated Farmer Leagues.
27-01-2021
On January 14, the administrative committee for the Damascus International Airport Suburb, also called the Sakka Suburb, forcibly evicted a family just days after the death of the father, who was a retired airport employee. The committee did not provide the family with alternative housing, but instead raided the house and seized its assets, explaining that “only current airport employees are entitled to employee housing”.