HLP

12-10-2021
The Damascus Governorate is delaying the return of residents to Al-Tadhamon District in southern Damascus, despite its optimistic statements in the past. The governorate recently halted work to remove rubble and rehabilitate the district with no explanation.
21-09-2021
The Hama governorate has completed a census of pistachio farmlands in the rural northern part of the governorate as well as neighbouring parts of southern Idlib governorate. The lands belong to farmers who were forcibly displaced by regime forces to opposition-held territory further north. The spatial technical committees formed by the governorate submitted lists of the farmlands that will be offered for investment in public auctions to be held this week.
21-09-2021
Despite recent “presidential instructions” to facilitate the return of residents to the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus, many obstacles remain in place. According to a correspondent for The Syria Report in the area, a Military Security detachment on Al-Thalatheen Street, where the camp begins, began giving homeowners in the camp daily security approvals, allowing them […]
15-09-2021
The Tartous City Council has demanded the termination of common properties in the Akkar Plain area, as well as a detailed memorandum to be sent to the parliament to pass a law addressing the issue. The Akkar Plain extends across 16,000 hectares of land on either side of the Homs-Tartous highway, reaching the Lebanese border. Dozens of towns and villages are located within the plain, the largest of which is Al-Safsafeh.
15-09-2021
Amid heavy media coverage, a handful of families finally returned home to the village of Al-Zara in the rural southern part of Hama governorate, three years after regime forces took back control of the area. Al-Zara is one of the smallest villages in the Hama governorate, though the Al-Zara Thermal Power Station was built near it. Only 1,000 people lived in the village according to the 2004 census. Most residents are from the Alawite sect. 
08-09-2021
In principle, precautionary asset seizure in Syria is a legal procedure in which a person’s movable and immovable assets are placed under the authority of the judiciary to prevent him from disposing of them. This is to ensure the collection of debts owed by him to individuals or official entities. Since 2011, however, the Ministry of […]
01-09-2021
The municipality of Raqqa (known as the “People’s Municipality,” part of the majority-Kurdish Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria--AANES) has issued a zoning plan for the city and presented it to the Local Administrations and Environment Authority, which serves as a governmental ministry. The body approved the city plan on July 7. Work will begin in September to implement the new zoning plan, after obtaining final approval and studying any public objections.
11-08-2021
Many displaced residents of the Husseiniyeh Palestinian Refugee Camp southeast of Damascus have been unable to return, after it appears to have been turned into a military compound with only one entrance and exit through a security checkpoint.
11-08-2021
The Higher Regional Planning Council (HRPC) is set to approve and implement the regional plan for the Syrian coastal region this summer, making it the first such completed plan, according to official government statements. The information raises questions as to why the coastal area was prioritised over other parts of Syria that witnessed higher rates of destruction during the war, causing the displacement of residents and depriving them of their rights to housing and property.
04-08-2021
According to official statistics, between 2011 and 2021 some 2,600 building code violations were recorded in the city of Suweida, 1,000 in the city of Shahba and its suburbs, and more than 1,000 in other cities and towns across the governorate.
04-08-2021
With rising military tensions in Daraa city, the Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees has returned to the fore due to its strategic location between opposition and regime-held territory. Over the past several days, regime forces have targeted the camp, near the Syrian-Jordanian border, with medium-grade weaponry and restricted movement of residents. Camp residents say they fear being displaced by regime military action.