UNRWA Syria earthquake response Situation report #23 - 06 April 2023

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Situation Overview

Two months after the February 6 earthquake struck parts of northern Syria, the extent of damage to Palestine refugee homes and UNRWA installations is much clearer following ongoing assessments. Updated data from the damage assessment by the Syrian government’s Engineering Syndicate, working closely with UNRWA indicates that 954 Palestine refugee homes were affected in Aleppo, Lattakia and Hama governorates: 139 were severely damaged, 283 partially and 532 had minor damages, mainly cracks. The majority of damaged homes were reported in Aleppo governorate (72%), with 26% in Lattakia and 2% in Hama. Assessments in Latakia and Hama are still ongoing, however, and figures will be updated once the assessments are complete. In addition to refugee homes that were damaged, 11 UNRWA installations were also damaged by the earthquake including health centres and schools. As a result of these damaged homes, 2,355 refugees remain displaced, with 173 of them staying in collective shelters in Aleppo and Latakia.

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