UNHCR Syria: 2022 Strategy and Response Plan Overview
In 2022, UNHCR’s engagement maintains emergency response capacity and assistance to IDPs in protracted displacement, in parallel to strengthening access to protection and enhancing resilience of communities where spontaneous refugee and IDP returns are under way. To date, the number of refugees opting to return voluntarily to Syria has been relatively modest, with over 300,000 refugees recorded by UNHCR as having returned to Syria between 2016 and 2021. During the same period, OCHA’ s IDP Task Force estimated over 3 million IDPs returned to their governorates of origin. UNHCR will further enhance its multi-sectoral, area-based support to communities where returns are taking place, and will strengthen its coordination role, supported by information management services, to facilitate the engagement of partners through joint area-based engagement.
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