1. Introduction

  2. Assessment

  3. Activities

Informal Settlements

Aleppo has a population of some 2.4 million of which almost half are estimated to live in 22 informal settlements (IS) of different types and sizes.

The starting point of our work on the informal settlements of Aleppo is forming a better understanding of their problems, assets and potentials.

This section presents an overview of all the informal settlements in the city, giving emphasis to the residents’ own perceptions of their dominant problems and principal assets, that can help in setting priorities for the implementation of policy and might form the start to an accessible citywide database on low-income housing areas.