A committee of engineers in northern Syria had inspected by the end of May some 33,087 buildings in the rural northern part of the Aleppo governorate, covering 82 cities, towns, villages and settlements. This work comes as part of a comprehensive survey project to help local authorities to decide whether buildings should be demolished or whether they can undergo reinforcement.
Since early 2023, the Rural Damascus governorate has allowed IDPs from the Al-Wahda and Al-Istiqlal neighbourhoods in Al-Hajar Al-Aswad, a suburb of Damascus, to apply to return home. However, strict conditions set by the intelligence services and continued looting are preventing most people from returning.
Turkey’s Interior Minister has laid the foundation stone for a residential village project outside Jarablus. The project comes amid a broader process by Turkey to repatriate Syrian refugees to opposition-held areas of northern Syria.
In this feature we write about how Ibrahim, an owner of a home in the land that now serves for the upscale Basilia City project, lost his property. One of many typical stories on the loss of housing rights by Syrians.
Since the earthquake on February 06, some owners of damaged properties in Lattakia still do not know what could happen to their homes or whether they will receive state compensation. Meanwhile, there has been a lack of meaningful solutions at the government and local levels.
In mid-2021, Adnan, a retired teacher, found a stranger in his apple orchard in Al-Raha, a town south of the city of Suweida. When Adnan asked the stranger why he was there, he responded that he had purchased the land from Adnan’s daughter.
In July 2022, the municipality of Qamishli, which is part of the majority Kurdish-controlled Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria, began work to beautify and expand the western entrance of the city, known as Amuda Road. However, property owners on both sides of the road raised grievances that the project violates their property rights.
The Damascus governorate’s Directorate of Decree No. 66 Implementation announced earlier this month that trading would begin for shares in Basilia City as of May 15.
Recent years have seen industrial zones established on agricultural lands in rural northern parts of the Aleppo governorate controlled by the Syrian Interim Government.
The past three years have seen rapid real estate purchasing in the Rural Damascus governorate city of Moadamiyat Al-Sham.
The government announced the so-called “National Action Plan,” which addresses the impacts of the earthquake and restores buildings to their pre-quake condition.
The February 06 earthquake has made matters more difficult for authorities responsible for managing land registries in opposition-controlled areas of northwestern Syria.
The Ajnadin Palestine displacement camp for Syrians officially opened on January 04, 2023, in the Afrin region in the northern part of the Aleppo governorate.
Regime forces and local pro-regime militias from Daraa have recently attacked and harassed displaced Bedouin communities living in encampments.
Lebanese authorities have recently arrested hundreds of displaced Syrians without official residency papers and deported dozens back to Syria.
Months after the February 06 earthquake, the public safety committees in the Lattakia governorate are not performing their duties effectively, affected residents say.
In March, activists, local leaders and NGOs launched an initiative to facilitate the return of residents to the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus.
Trade Law No. 33, issued in 2007, provides rules for stores and commercial establishments and their records.
Over two months after the February earthquake, the town of Jandares in the Aleppo governorate still suffers the impacts of the damage.
The Ministry of Tourism warned residents of the Kiwan plot of land in Damascus that they must leave within six months so that a public park can be established in their place.