• Crisis Severity ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 0 Fatalities reported [?]

Overview

04/07/2022

Southeastern Türkiye has been the site of conflict between the government forces and Kurdish armed groups for more than 35 years. ? Since 2015, there has been an escalation in violence following the breakdown of a two-year ceasefire between Türkiye and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Violence became particularly severe in 2016, when clashes spread to southeastern urban areas such as Diryabakir, and has continued intermittently since then involving skirmishes, use of explosive devices, and airstrikes.  About 15.4 million Kurdish are estimated to be in Turkey.? 

About 600 civilians and over 5,200 non-civilians have been killed between 20 July 2015 and 3 March 2022 because of the conflict.? Very little information exists on the humanitarian impact of the Kurdish conflict in southeastern Türkiye, though some sources estimate that thousands of buildings have been destroyed in the fighting and up to 1.1 million people may be internally displaced.?

Access remains highly constrained in the areas most affected by violence, which makes the delivery of assistance more difficult and contributes to large information gaps about humanitarian needs. It is not possible to provide an INFORM Severity Index score for the Kurdish conflict because of significant information gaps.

Latest Developments

07/02/2023

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team. 

Humanitarian Access

07/07/2022

 

Information Gaps and Needs

25/01/2022

Information about the Kurdish Conflict in southeastern Turkey is extremely limited. The number of people who are affected and/or in need of humanitarian assistance is unknown. Significant information gaps are also present regarding the number of people who have been internally displaced by fighting.