Left Behind: Family Separation and Its Impacts in Three Damascus Neighbourhoods

January 27, 2022

Executive Summary

In this study with COAR, we investigate the impacts of family separation due to the conflict on those left behind. The data we collected from three neighborhoods in Damascus indicate that two-thirds of Syrians have relatives abroad, and nearly one-fifth have relatives displaced to non-Government areas. We examine the social, economic, and mental health impacts of this separation.