Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

SNHR Statement about Syrian IDPs and Refugees

The number of internally displaced persons has alarmingly spiked making it impossible for local organizations and committees to cover their needs. The number has risen from 3.5 million according to the latest statistic by the Syrian Network for Human Rights issued in early October 2012 to reach around 4.8 million by early December 2012. The bulk of IDPs in the past month came from Aleppo due to the increase in random bombardment by Meg warplanes using explosive barrels. According to SNHR member in Aleppo, the occupancy rate dropped to as low as 4% in some neighbourhoods as most of the residents fled their homes in fear for their lives and the lives of their families. In Homs, on the other hand, many neighbourhoods remain completely deserted such as al-Qusour neighbourhood which has been almost completely destroyed.

DCHRS | Casualties Report | Total Deaths: 193 | Sunday | 12-23-2012

The Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies documented on Sunday 12-23-2012 (193) one hundred and ninety-three victims, who were killed in several cities in Syria, mostly in Hama and its suburb, Damascus and its suburbs. Also, the center documented four victims who were killed in previous days.

In Hama: One hundred and three victims, in Damascus and its suburb: Forty victims,in Aleppo: Twenty-nine victims, in Homs: Eight victims, in Daraa: Six victims, in Deir Ezzor: Three victims, in Quneitra: Two victim, in Idlib One Victim, and in Ar-Raqqa: 1 victim

DCHRS | Casualties Report | Total Deaths: 103 | Saturday 12-22-2012

The Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies documented on Saturday 12-22-2012 (103) One hundred and three victims, who were killed in several cities in Syria, most of them are from Damascus, Damascus suburbs, Aleppo , Also the center documented Seven victims who were killed in previous days.

In Damascus and its suburb:  Forty-five victims, in Hama: Ten victims, in Al-Raqqa: Eight victims, in Idlib: Seven victims, in Homs: Five victims, in Daraa: Three victims, and in Deir-Ezzor: Two victims.

DCHRS | Casualties Report | Total Deaths: 118 | Thursday 12-20-2012

The Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies documented on Thursday 12-20-2012 (118) one hundred and eighteen victims, who were killed in several cities in Syria, most of them are from Damascus, Damascus suburbs, Also the center documented other victims who were killed in previous days.

In Damascus and its suburb:  Forty-two victims, in Hama: Twenty victims, in Daraa: Eighteen victims, in Aleppo: Thirteen victims, in Homs: Nine victims, in Idlib: Six victims, in Al-Quneitra and Deir-Ezzor: Five victims each.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights Report on Arrests

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has been able to confirm and document that the Syrian regime has arrested no less than 194,000 Syrian citizens since March 2011. Those include around 9,000 people under 18 and 600 women.

The figure also includes no less than 60,000 cases of forced disappearance which refers to cases where persons are arrested, detained, or abducted by a state or political organization or by authorization, support or disregard of such action by such bodies who subsequently refuse to acknowledge such act or provide information about those persons’ status or location in order to deprive them from legal protection for an extended period of time.

DCHRS | Casualties Report | Total Deaths: 132 | Wednesday 12-19-2012

The Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies documented on Wednesday 12-19-2012 (132) one hundred and thirty-two victims, who were killed in several cities in Syria, most of them are from Damascus, Damascus suburbs, Daraa, and Aleppo, Also the center documented other victims who were killed in previous days.

In Damascus and its suburb:  Fifty-three victims, in Aleppo: Forty-one victims, in Daraa: Nineteen victims, in Deir Ezzor: Six victims, in Homs: Five victims, in Hama: Four victims, in Idlib: Two victims, in Al-Sweida and Al-Quneitra: One victim each.