Country Syrian Arab Republic
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Organization for Migration and AWRD (a non-governmental organization) for national capacity-building in the construction and management of shelters in Damascus and Aleppo for victims of trafficking in persons in Syria.  The first such shelter was opened in Damascus on 31 December 2008 and efforts for the opening of a second shelter are in progress.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic to the questionnaire on violence against women, July 2009