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Damascus Governorate Discusses Yarmouk New Reconstruction Plan

Published : 08-09-2020

Damascus Governorate Discusses Yarmouk New Reconstruction Plan

A meeting was held on September 6 between Damascus Governor and the technical committee in charge of assessing the new reconstruction plan of Yarmouk camp.

The committee was formed following consultations between the Governorate and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR).

Another meeting is slated to take place sometime soon to take final decisions in this regard.

A recent report issued by AGPS under the title “Yarmouk Camp: What’s Behind the New Reconstruction Plan” has spotlighted the projected impact of the new master plan issued by Damascus Governorate on June 06, 2020 to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp.

The report warns that the new plan violates the residents’ ownership rights and swells up over 50% of old buildings and property owned by civilians. No compensations, except for small shares, are, however, proposed in the plan.

The reconstruction plan will also result in a removal of the camp’s demographic character. No more than 40% of the residents will be allowed to return to their homes in mildly damaged areas. Several families will not be able to prove property ownership due to such laws and regulations as Law 10, which allows the Syrian government to designate zones for redevelopment. The situation is even more complicated for those who lost their documents in the warfare as well as those currently sheltered abroad.

The report includes a historical overview about the establishment of Yarmouk Camp, the reconstruction initiatives, and the pre-war and post-war conditions of the camp.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10623

A meeting was held on September 6 between Damascus Governor and the technical committee in charge of assessing the new reconstruction plan of Yarmouk camp.

The committee was formed following consultations between the Governorate and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR).

Another meeting is slated to take place sometime soon to take final decisions in this regard.

A recent report issued by AGPS under the title “Yarmouk Camp: What’s Behind the New Reconstruction Plan” has spotlighted the projected impact of the new master plan issued by Damascus Governorate on June 06, 2020 to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp.

The report warns that the new plan violates the residents’ ownership rights and swells up over 50% of old buildings and property owned by civilians. No compensations, except for small shares, are, however, proposed in the plan.

The reconstruction plan will also result in a removal of the camp’s demographic character. No more than 40% of the residents will be allowed to return to their homes in mildly damaged areas. Several families will not be able to prove property ownership due to such laws and regulations as Law 10, which allows the Syrian government to designate zones for redevelopment. The situation is even more complicated for those who lost their documents in the warfare as well as those currently sheltered abroad.

The report includes a historical overview about the establishment of Yarmouk Camp, the reconstruction initiatives, and the pre-war and post-war conditions of the camp.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10623