Damage Assessment & Forced Migration Report Aftermath the Urban Armed Conflicts in Southeast of Turkey

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2016

Union of Southeastern Anatolia Region Municipalities (GABB)

The aim of this report is to delineate the extent of destruction and forced migration as main outcomes of recent urban armed conflicts in Turkey.
Findings on destructions used in this report were gathered by technical teams who conducted damage assessment visits under coordination of Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB), local municipalities and Union of Souteastern Anatolia Region Municipalities (GABB). Experts from Emergency Architects Foundation also participated some of those visits to conflict zones. After analysing all data gathered, we conclude that urban life in conflict zones like Sur, Cizre, Nusaybin, Şırnak and Yüksekova structurally collapsed along with breakdown of economic and social activities. While infrastructure of these urban sites were damaged greatly, municipal bodies were prevented from delivering services in İdil, Silopi and Cizre while authority of local governments was seized by District Governorates.