How the promise of alternative housing in Damascus’ Marota and Basilia Cities turned from a ‘blessing into a curse’ for those eligible

By Habib Shehada|2023-01-27T18:45:34+01:00January 25, 2023|

After years of waiting, hundreds of evicted residents of informal neighborhoods of Damascus learned in November that they received alternative housing. But the estimated value of each unit went up, and “most of the people allocated housing can’t make the down payment.”