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

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.