• Crisis Severity ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    3.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 12,974,000 People exposed [?]

Overview

24/05/2019

Southeastern Turkey has been the site of conflict between Turkish 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 the Turkish government and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). 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, among others. ?

Very little information exists about the humanitarian impact of the Kurdish conflict in southeastern Turkey, 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 a GCSI score for the Kurdish conflict because of significant information gaps.  

Latest Developments

24/05/2019

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