Nearly eight months after the devastating February 6 earthquake displaced hundreds of thousands of people in northwestern Syria alone, few have been able to rebuild.
Op-Ed: In Decree 3 of 2023, earthquake victims neglected and housing, land and property rights bypassed
Damascus’ Decree 3 of 2023 provides tax exemptions and loans for those whose property was damaged or destroyed by the February 6 earthquake, but does not take into account displaced property owners and rights-holders or areas outside regime control, writes lawyer Manhal Alkhaled.
Extensive earthquake damage to residential buildings in Syria raises many questions about what structural and legal measures those affected should take to protect their property.
How the promise of alternative housing in Damascus’ Marota and Basilia Cities turned from a ‘blessing into a curse’ for those eligible
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.”
Why is Turkey interested in building housing in northern Syria? Who funds and implements these projects? And why are some human rights actors concerned about Ankara’s activities?
The Assad regime, characterized by corruption and brutality, paves the way for a growing forgery market for individuals to seize other Syrians’ properties illegally.