Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons in Syria
This research, which focuses on “Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons in Syria” was conducted by Middle East Consulting Solutions (MECS) in 2018 inside Syria, particularly in the governorates of Idleb, Lattakia and Al Hasakeh. Primary data was collected across a total of 912 households composed of IDP (two thirds of the sample) and host (one third) populations.
The study provides insight into household and displacement profiles, push and pull factors, future plans, and conditions for achieving durable solutions. Most findings have been disaggregated based on location and/or status to shed light on differences and similarities.
Findings show that for the majority of the assessed internally displaced Syrians, voluntary return or local integration in safety and dignity is currently not possible. Most IDPs have no other plan but to stay in their current location even though living conditions are increasingly dire, both for them, and for the host populations. Additionally, with different levels of access across population groups, there is a potential of increased tensions between the displaced and their host communities.
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