Regional Damage Assessment Report (August 2015 – January 2016)

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Union of Southeastern Anatolia Region Municipalities

This report includes the assessment of damage and ecological destruction in conflicted towns affected by curfews with respect to women’s suffering and life and right violations in general.

A common and standard damage assessment survey form has been created in the meetings with Diyarbakir, Mardin, and Van Province Coordination Committees of the TMMOB (the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects). This form was used during the field visits (in Suriçi, Nusaybin, Cizre, Dargeçit, Dicle and Bismil).

Technical teams have been created among the engineers, architects, and technicians form the GABB-member municipalities. Using the survey form, these technical teams, which averagely consist of 50 members, conducted field studies in Suriçi, Nusaybin, Silvan, Derik. For a number of districts which were affected by the clashes (Şemdinli, Yüksekova, Lice, Varto, Beytüşşebap), damage assessment reports that had been prepared by the district municipalities with their own capacities or with the help of neighbouring municipalities were requested and archived.