News

04-10-2022
Syria’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing recently amended a decree related to the monthly instalments for social housing by subscribers or those who have been allotted such housing. 

Analysis & Features

04-10-2022
Syria’s Law Regulating Real Estate Ownership in Border Areas aimed to impose a “security belt” within Syrian territory along the country’s borders. The decree and its subsequent amendments require people to obtain security approval before making any real estate transactions in the areas.

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Collapse of a building in Al-Ferdous neighborhood of eastern Aleppo, on September 7, 2022

News

04-10-2022
The Rural Damascus governorate has been selectively demolishing property in Al-Shabreh, an area south of Hteitet Al-Turkman, East Ghouta.

Analysis & Features

20-09-2022
Building codes determine the conditions builders must meet to construct, repair, and demolish buildings and facilities within an administrative unit’s boundaries.

Reports & Papers

25-07-2022
This report makes a preliminary attempt to delineate how housing, land, and property can be used to finance and support militaries, militias, and insurgencies in three conflicts, including Syria.

Directory

04-08-2022
UN-Habitat is a United Nations agency established in 1978 that specialises in the sustainable development of cities to provide shelter. The agency opened its first Syrian office in 2013 in Damascus.

News

04-10-2022
In an apparent violation of women's housing, land, and property rights, some Syrian women are compelled to relinquish their properties after experiencing psychological and physical threats. 

Analysis & Features

20-09-2022
Despite gaining citizenship in 2011, many Kurdish people in the Hassakeh governorate still struggle to reclaim their housing, land, and property rights.

Reports and Papers

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27-09-2022
Eviction and evacuation of damaged homes have continued in the Karm Houmed neighbourhood of east Aleppo city amid fears of building collapses. Some of the recent demolitions appear to have been done at random or based on maliciously written reports, rather than on safety standards or legal requirements. 
27-09-2022
The completion date for the Al-Dweir Car Expo Centre, located outside Damascus, has been postponed to the end of October, according to the Assistant Minister of Public Works and Housing.
27-09-2022
Issued last June, Zoning Plan No. 106 for the Jobar neighbourhood of Damascus does not allocate any plot to rebuild the Al-Mualameen Tower, which regime forces destroyed in 2015.
27-09-2022
Despite an ostensibly warm welcome shown by pro-government media towards returnees in the Idlib governorate, government investment in lands belonging to displaced absentees is moving forward at full throttle.