Kobanê needs to rebuild! The reconstruction cannot happen without removing the remnants of the war.
Removing the rubble can help build a new foundation for a new Kobanê and restart its recovery. Access to construction machinery and equipment can not only help Kobanê to remove the debris but can also be an important tool for follow-up projects after the cleanup.
No machinery means no clean up. No clean up means no reconstruction, no rehabilitation, no recovery, no healing for the community! The longer the city remains uncleared the higher the risks of injury and of communicable disease and illnesses.
The lengthier the reconstruction processes the less likely, or the longer it will take the refugees to return to Kobanê and the villages. This issue places significant strains on Kobanê and its capacity to have essential and skilled members of society return and participate in the reconstruction process.