Doha is one of the first cities to be granted a permanent future home, which will allow residents to live with dignity and secure access to public transport.
The city has a long way to go to achieve that vision, but Doha’s move has been lauded by the UN and many international agencies.
The country’s government said the plan will help bring stability to the city and increase the number of people able to move out of their homes.
“The decision to provide temporary residence permits for the first time in Doya was a huge win for the city, which has a huge housing problem,” Doha Mayor Ali Abdelaziz said in a statement.
It is not yet clear whether the plan is to be implemented immediately or gradually.”
This is an important step forward, and I’m proud to have taken it in Duaq.”
It is not yet clear whether the plan is to be implemented immediately or gradually.
The UN Refugee Agency has urged Doha to “step up” and “take all necessary measures to provide an accessible, safe and dignified life for refugees in Dqa”.
The move comes as thousands of Qataris have flooded the country’s capital to protest against the government’s plans to strip them of their rights and relocate them to new homes.
The government has vowed to tackle the crisis by next year and has said it will introduce new measures to allow Qataris to return home.