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This paper takes the planned humanitarian camps in urdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) as a case study to rethink the settlement approach's effectiveness as a spatial apparatus to manage mass displacements in chronic conflict zones. This workpaper focuses on using the settlement approach as a tool for planning camps in KR-I to contain a problem and provide humanitarian service and their consequent spatial progression. It aims to read these settings’ current status, the advantages, disadvantages of the settlement approach between the apparatus or the machine, the everyday spaces, and the plausible future scenarios of these lived environments. This paper also aspires to bring attention to the unsustainable spatial practices that can be veiled in the name of temporariness, aid, development, and the potentials that these physical settings may present.