Since September, 2014 Kobani was under siege and heavy bombardments, the damage driven by the war blocked off people from accessing to their basic needs from any field. During the war, about 220 thousand people were obliged to evacuate their houses from Kobani city centre and settlements which belong to Kobani Canton. After ISIS forces were defeated, a new period of civil returning has started in January and February.
The number of the population have reached about 15 thousand of the returnees in the (from border) date of March 3th 2015, and the people who stayed in Kobani despite the aggravated circumstances of the war, who are about 10 thousand people. Thus, the number of civil people who settled in Kobani Canton has reached 30 thousand civilians. Within the scope of the IMPR Humanitarian operations within the border regions and Suruç, it has witnessed the ongoing preparations of returns.
The purpose of this report is to explain the recent repatriation related turn back to Kobani. It also includes the need analyses of the Kobani people. This report is prepared by the team who works inside Kobani on behalf of IMPR Humanitarian.