May 2019 Updates
In May 2019, the humanitarian community recorded 27,969 spontaneous IDP returnees in several areas across Syria. The largest of these returns were recorded in Homs governorate with 8,290 returnees, approximately 45% of which were displaced within the governorate. Deir-ez-zor governorate received the second largest number of IDP returnees with 5,373 spontaneous returns while 4,349 returns were recorded in rural Damascus. The fourth largest number of returnees were recorded in Aleppo Governorate with 3,592 returnees, followed by Dar’a Governorate with 3,098 recorded spontaneous returns.
The returns refer to IDP spontaneous returns and does not necessarily follow the global definitions of ‘Returnees’ or durable solutions for IDPs.
The IDP spontaneous returns includes IDPs returning to their homes or communities of origin.
The IDP spontaneous returns referred in this monthly report refers to the return movements occurred in the reported period only.
The process of verification is based on triangulation of verified IDP spontaneous returns reported by different mechanisms and further examined by the IDP TF through cross-checking populationnumbers from pervious years