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Projects

Projects of DhK

Here you will find an overview of the projects of the DhK.
You can also download reports of our visits to the project area.

Ongoing project

The Learning Region - a Development Centre for Berwari Bala, Northern Iraq

The Federal Ministry of Economic Dooperation and Development continues its support of the work of DhK by co-funding a second project on rural regional development in Berwari Bala in cooperation with the Kurdisch Regional Government. 

The school building constructed under the proceeding project is now being put in function as a rural and regional development centre. According to the project objectives extension and training courses in agricultural and social development have already coomenced. 

In the second phase of the 3-year project the focus will be on activities to develop and strengthen the local citizens' capacity for particpatory governance and development on the village and regional level.

More: (short version); Intermediate report (in German)

Past projects

Summary of the Activities in 2001

Summary of the Activities in 2000

Summary of the Activities in 1999


Summary of the Activities in 2001

Reconstruction of North Amadiya

Reconstruction of the rural area Berwari Bala: 

  • Reconstruction of the villages Cidide and Seferiya

  • Secondary school in Qumri for 10 villages

  • Cows and sheep for 100 families

  • 4 irrigation plants in the area

Rural out-patient centre for domestic refugees from the area
Welati Jeri

Term:
Project partner:  :
Financing assisted by: Project size:

Share 2001:

Person in charge:
2000-2002
AVADAN &
the affected people
BMZ,
Kurdish local government
DM 1,062,644.00
(davon 74% BMZ, 14% lokal government,12% DhK)
314,763.22 (+ 50,000 DM local contribution)

Hasan Sinemillioglu

Starting Point

The area Berwari Bala was destroyed in the 80s. The deported families could only return to their villages after the setting up of the exclusion zone.

Parts of the villages could not yet be re-inhabited as the families did not have the necessary means. A particularity of the area is the fact that Kurdish and Assyric families used to live together in a lot of the villages. These families want to jointly rebuild their villages once again. Therefore, the Kurdish and Assyric people were to start a new village life together in Cidide and Seferiya. Aid for the construction of houses was to be given to these families.

The area is well suited to cattle rearing and is also famous for its apples. However, the returning people have neither animals nor other means to build irrigation plants. Therefore, new irrigation plants were to be constructed in the area in order to boost production of fruit and vegetables. Moreover, the families were to receive one-off financial assistance for the purchase of livestock. Cattle breeding was to be re-established.

In order to make school education available to the children, a secondary school (grades 7 – 9) for the 160 pupils from the surrounding 10 villages was to be built in the village Qumri. A hall of residence was also to be constructed for the students from the more remote villages.

After we had completed two irrigation plants and started the construction of the secondary school last year, we could again continue with the building activities from May onwards. The irrigation shall be discussed with the farmers in the near future in order to utilise the irrigation plants more effectively.

Target Group

240 small farming families consisting of 1272 people who originally come from these villages and 160 pupils from the same villages; 320 families from the area Welati Jeri who currently live in tents.


Activities 2001

  • Construction of housing for 42 families in Cidide and Seferiya
     

  • Completion of the secondary school
     

  • Distribution of 75 cows to the families
     

  • Irrigation plant in Cidide
     

  • Rural out-patient centre for the domestic refugees from the area Welati Jeri

 

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Summary of the Activities in 2000

Reconstruction of North Amadiya

Reconstruction of the rural area Berwari Bala: 

  • Reconstruction of the villages Cidide and Seferiya

  • Secondary school in Qumri for 10 villages

  • Cows and sheep for 100 families

  • 4 irrigation plants in the area

 

Rural out-patient centre for domestic refugees from the area
Welati Jeri
Term:
Project partner:  :
Financing assisted by: Project size:

Share 2001:

Person in charge:
2000-2002
AVADAN &
the affected people
BMZ,
Kurdish local government
DM 1,062,644.00
(davon 74% BMZ, 14% lokal government,12% DhK)
314,763.22 (+ 50,000 DM local contribution)

Hasan Sinemillioglu

Starting Point

The area Berwari Bala was destroyed in the 80s. The deported families could only return to their villages after the setting up of the exclusion zone.

The area is well suited to cattle rearing and is also famous for its apples. However, the returning people have neither animals nor other means to build irrigation plants. Therefore, new irrigation plants were to be constructed in the area in order to boost production of fruit and vegetables. Moreover, the families were to receive one-off financial assistance for the purchase of livestock. Cattle breeding was to be re-established.

In order to make school education available to the children, a secondary school (grades 7 – 9) for the 160 pupils from the surrounding 10 villages was to be built in the village Qumri. A hall of residence was also to be constructed for the students from the more remote villages.

After we had completed two irrigation plants and started the construction of the secondary school last year, we could again continue with the building activities from May onwards. The irrigation shall be discussed with the farmers in the near future in order to utilise the irrigation plants more effectively.

Target Group

240 small farming families consisting of 1272 people who originally come from these villages and 160 pupils from the same villages; 320 families from the area of Welati Jeri who currently live in tents. 

Activities 2000

Start of construction of the school, erection of 2 irrigation plants in Qumri and Girka. Support for the rural out-patient centre for the refugees from the area Welati Jeri.

 

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Summary of the Activities in 1999

Reconstruction of East Amadiya

Repatriation of Kurdish farming families in the villages from Sarke to Dihike, primary school in Sarke, rural out-patient centre for domestic refugees

Term:
Project partner::
Financing assisted by:
Project size:

Share 2001:

Person in charge:
1998-1999
AVADAN &
the affected families
BMZ,
federal state of Lower Saxony
DM 644,163.00
(davon 68% BMZ, 7,5%
Lower Saxony,24,5% DhK)
DM 318,874.99

Hasan Sinemillioglu

Starting Point

The destroyed Kurdish villages should be reconstructed, also in the subdistrict Amadiya. However, the farmers who should and want to return to their villages do not have the means to reconstruct the villages by themselves. The families are poor and do not have the ability to create a new life for themselves. There is a lack of housing, farming equipment, irrigation plants and institutions for education and health care.

In the villages Sarke, Xasto, Xasto Aliya, Latka, Mille Meydane, Kola and Dihike the families who are willing to return were to be supported by construction of housing, irrigation plants and animals, so that they can start the reconstruction of their villages. Furthermore, a primary school was to be built for Sarke, Xasta and Xasto Aliya.

Target Group

160 families consisting of 950 people who originally come from these villages and 60 children from the villages Sarke, Xasto and Xasto Aliya; 320 families from the area of Welati Jeri who currently live in tents.

Activities

  • Construction of housing, distribution of livestock in the villages Xasto, Xasto Aliya, Latka, Mille Meydane, Kola and Dihike;
     

  • Primary school for the 60 children from Sarke, Xasto and Xasto Aliya and 
     

  • Support for the rural out-patient centre for the refugees from the area Welati Jeri.

 

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Travel Reports

download as pdf-file 

Travel Report 2001.pdf
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Travel Report 1999.pdf
(Size 64 KB)

Principles
Associates
Support

Cows are a welcome aid to build up a livelihood

Construction with clay is cheap, insulates better and serves for the quicker construction of housing

Newly constructed school in Sarke/Xasto