Multi-Sector Initial Rapid Assessment: Kobani Crisis Response
2. Summary of Findings
Military situation in Kobani has become worse with ISIS advances towards the town.
The situation around the border is tense, and conflict has spilt onto the Turkish side on a number of occasions.
Almost the entire civilian population of Kobani region has crossed the border into Turkey.
Many of the displaced have moved to other cities (Urfa, Gaziantep, Birecik etc.), though a large population remain in the border-town of Suruc.
Needs remain considerable in Suruc, and burden upon host community is increasingly difficult to manage.
Local authorities (Suruc/Urfa Health Department, and municipalities of Suruc, Urfa, Diyabekir etc.) are active and contributing significantly to the response.
Both the host and displaced communities are experiencing assessment fatigue.
Almost the entire displaced population are in need of food assistance.
Many displaced families have few possessions and means of support; as winter approaches NFI are becoming increasingly urgent.
As yet, there are few interventions focusing on protection, education or more long-term livelihood support.