In July-August 2021, a participatory assessment was conducted to map the protection gaps and challenges faced by refugees and asylum-seekers in Syria. The assessment was conducted mainly through 80 focus group discussions (FGDs) that were conducted in 11 Governorates with the participation of 712 PoCs. The FDGs were conducted in areas with the largest refugee and asylum-seeker populations. The main areas included Damascus / Rural Damascus (26 FGDs), Hassakeh (18 FDGs) and Aleppo (12 FDGs). During the discussions, refugees and asylum seekers identified various protection challenges and made recommendations to UNHCR.
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- general information
- community engagement
Domestic Needs/Household Support
Producers and sponsors
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Focus Group [foc]
The questionnaire contained the following sections: Background Questions and General Information, Basic Needs and Essential Services, Livelihoods, Education, Shelter/Housing, Cash Based Interventions, Child Protection, Children, Caregiver, GBV, Legal, Family Reunification, Return/Integration, Elderly, Community Engagement and Accountability.
UNHCR (2022). Syrian Arab Republic: Participatory Assessment for Refugees, 2021. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org