Syrian Kurds launch donation campaign to support civilians displaced from ISIS-held areas

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Yezidi refugees in Newroz Camp near Syria's Qamishli. Photo: ARA News

ARA News 

AMUDE – Syrian Kurds on Wednesday launched a donation campaign for the refugee camps which shelter thousands of those fleeing ISIS-held areas in Iraq, northern Raqqa and Manbij, blaming the international community for not providing enough support.

The donation campaign has been launched by local city councils run by the Kurdish organization of TEV-DEM in all Kurdish cities in northern Syria, in order to raise funds for displaced people that are suffering from severe shortage in food, water, and medicines.

Speaking to ARA News Abdulbaqi Hassan, the co-head of Amude city council, said that they are raising money in the city of Amude Syria for the camp of al-Hawl in northeastern Syria. Currently, around 2,000 to 5,000 Iraqi refugees live in the al-Hawl camp.

“The donation campaign has been organized by TEV-DEM which runs the city councils, moreover there are centers in all Rojava cities for this humanitarian campaign,” he said.

The local Kurdish-led self-administration has difficulties to provide the camps with necessities due to the closure of the Iraqi [KRG] and Turkish borders with Rojava [Syria’s Kurdish region].

“We call on all humanitarian organizations to give helping hand and more aid for the camps, through strengthen ties with our organisation’s humanitarian affairs offices, which belong to the self-administration,” Hassan added.

“The fundraising will go on for several days to get as much help as possible for our brothers from Iraq… and other ISIS-dominated areas,” Layla, a citizen from Amude, told ARA News.

Reporting by: Jan Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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