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27-01-2021
More than two years after some residents returned to the formerly embattled East Ghouta town of Harran Al-Awamid, many still suffer from regime forces’ takeover of some homes, and are barred from rebuilding many of their properties, whether partially or completely destroyed in the war.
20-01-2021
Displaced people from Hujeira, a town south of Damascus, are required to obtain prior security approval from the General Intelligence Directorate before returning to their homes, years after most of them fled battles in the area.
20-01-2021
Law Number Date of issue Name of law Details Legislative Decree No.
20-01-2021
The right of ownership has received the greatest amount of attention in Syrian legislation, while possession rights have received little and housing rights are almost completely absent.
20-01-2021
The Palestinian Liwa Al-Quds militia, a pro-regime group in Aleppo, is attempting to take control of the city’s Neirab Palestinian refugee camp, where the group was launched nine years ago.
13-01-2021
The fate of several historic, destroyed neighbourhoods in Homs city remains unclear amid contradictory government statements regarding the proper law to be adopted to reconstruct areas depopulated by war.
13-01-2021
The number of property purchases in several neighbourhoods of east Aleppo has increased recently, often after residents faced intimidation or threats. The purchases have been carried out by armed militias on behalf of several real estate development and investment companies, including Katerji for Real Estate Development and Investment, which has acquired the largest share of homes and real estate from internally and forcibly displaced people in this manner.
13-01-2021
The final months of 2020 saw an unprecedented rate of demolitions targeting so-called “building violations” in the form of an organised campaign that began in Hama governorate, and then expanded to Damascus Countryside, Quneitra, Suweida and Deir-ez-Zor. Even during the winter holidays, provincial councils mobilised and continued to demolish buildings into New Year’s Eve, implementing what pro-government websites described as “strict orders” from a high-level political authority.
13-01-2021
In recent weeks, the Damascus governorate has resumed paying late rent allowances for 2020 and part of 2019 to residents entitled to alternative housing in the Marota City construction project, following a long interruption in payments. The governorate blamed the delayed payments on the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the latest delay was not the first of its kind in recent years.
06-01-2021
Six years have passed since residents of the northern Daraa village of Kafr Nasej were displaced from their homes, yet many of them have been unable to return because of the damage to their homes.