Qamishli: displaced Syrian families receive humanitarian aid

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A member of the Kurdish Youth Movement (TCK) carries a food basket to be distributed on displaced families in Syria's Qamishli. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – The Kurdish Youth Movement (TCK) distributed food baskets –provided by the European Union– to the displaced Syrian families in the city of Qamishlo (Qamishli), northeastern Syria.

Speaking to ARA News, the member of the TCK and supervisor of the distribution process, Mohammed Mahmoud, said that the process of aid distribution started in the city of Qamishli on Sunday, and is expected to cover other cities in northeastern Syria in the coming days.

“About 3150 baskets were sent to Newroz refugee camp in Derik (Malikiya) to help the Yezidi refugees who fled Shingal areas of northern Iraq. The aid supplies are provided by the European Union,” Mahmoud said.

“According to the agreement concluded with the supporting party, all cities will receive humanitarian aid depending on the TCK councils in northern Syria,” Mahmoud added.

Mahmoud pointed out that the aid was organized such that the distribution of food baskets according to tables depended on a field survey by the TCK relief council in Qamishli, “to assist the families affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria”.

The city of Qamishli in Hasakah province hosts thousands of displaced Syrian families who have escaped war-torn areas, as well as hundreds of Yezidi families who fled Shingal in northern Iraq following the control of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL) in the area.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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