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Internal displacement and the Syrian crisis: an analysis of trends from 2011–2014

Overview of attention for article published in Conflict and Health, October 2015
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Internal displacement and the Syrian crisis: an analysis of trends from 2011–2014
Published in
Conflict and Health, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13031-015-0060-7
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Shannon Doocy, Emily Lyles, Tefera D. Delbiso, Courtland W. Robinson


Since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011, civil unrest and armed conflict in the country have resulted in a rapidly increasing number of people displaced both within and outside of Syria. Those displaced face immense challenges in meeting their basic needs. This study sought to characterize internal displacement in Syria, including trends in both time and place, and to provide insights on the association between displacement and selected measures of household well-being and humanitarian needs. This study presents findings from two complementary methods: a desk review of displaced population estimates and movements and a needs assessment of 3930 Syrian households affected by the crisis. The first method, a desk review of displaced population estimates and movements, provides a retrospective analysis of national trends in displacement from March 2011 through June 2014. The second method, analysis of findings from a 2014 needs assessment by displacement status, provides insight into the displaced population and the association between displacement and humanitarian needs. Findings indicate that while displacement often corresponds to conflict levels, such trends were not uniformly observed in governorate-level analysis. Governorate level IDP estimates do not provide information on a scale detailed enough to adequately plan humanitarian assistance. Furthermore, such estimates are often influenced by obstructed access to certain areas, unsubstantiated reports, and substantial discrepancies in reporting. Secondary displacement is not consistently reported across sources nor are additional details about displacement, including whether displaced individuals originated within the current governorate or outside of the governorate. More than half (56.4 %) of households reported being displaced more than once, with a majority displaced for more than one year (73.3 %). Some differences between displaced and non-displaced population were observed in residence crowding, food consumption, health access, and education. Differences in reported living conditions and key health, nutrition, and education indicators between displaced and non-displaced populations indicate a need to better understand migration trends in order to inform planning and provision of live saving humanitarian assistance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Croatia 1 1%
Unknown 94 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 20%
Student > Master 15 16%
Student > Bachelor 15 16%
Researcher 8 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 17 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 23 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Arts and Humanities 4 4%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 24 25%

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