Building shelters in North West Syria for families displaced by over a decade of war

Region: Middle East & North Africa
Country: Syria
Year: 2023
Shelter: RHU
Project size: 1001-5000
Modality: Temporary shelter
Sector: Shelter
Partner: International Organization for Migration, ATAA Humanitarian Relief Association
Support: Design & Planning, Capacity Building, Communications, Logistics

In 2023, the crises in Syria entered its twelfth year, with only a growing number of concerns for the future. By this time, about 14 millions Syrians have been forced to flee, with over 6 million remaining in the country. The North West region, including Northern Aleppo and Idlib, is the site where most IDPs reside, across hundreds of both planned and informal camp settlements.

Click the image to view a video story from the camp. Photo: Ali Haj Suleiman

Better Shelter provided IOM, along with partners from France, Germany and the United States, and implementing partner Ataa Relief, with 3,569 Relief Housing Units (RHUs). The RHUs were built as temporary shelters for displaced families. Many families include young children, at an age younger than the war itself.