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Heyva Sor sends six lorries of aid for Kobanê people in Suruç

8 December
10:41 2014

URFA (DİHA) - The campaign launched by the Germany based Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê in solidarity with Kobanê and Sinjar is continuing.

The Kurdish Red Crescent Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê has sent six lorries of aid material to the Kobanê citizens sheltered in the border district of Suruç in Urfa after being forced to leave their town due to ongoing attacks by barbarian ISIS gangs endeavouring to occupy the town for 83 days now. The humanitarian aid collected for the Kobanê people in Suruç include tents, clothing, shoes and electric heaters. The tents have been left in the tent city recently built by the Suruç Municipality near the village of Külünçe to host 10 thousand people from Kobanê, while the other aid material has been stored in the Municipality Garage to be distributed to the refugees.

Hüseyin Yılmaz, member of the DBP (Party of Democratic Regions, formerly BDP) Party Assembly and Central Desk of Coordination for Rojava and Sinjar, said that the central coordination which was formed following the massive influx of refugees after the ISIS attacks on Sinjar began also included political parties and non-governmental organizations.

Informing that five tent cities have been built in Suruç and that preparations are going on for the formation of one other, Yılmaz said the majority of the food and clothing need of the Kobanê refugees was met thanks to the aid and support provided by Heyva Sor, DBP municipalities and local people.

Yılmaz remarked that they continued mobilisation under the leadership of the DBP, HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) and HDK (Peoples' Democratic Congress), noting that the new tent city in Suruç will be built with the 1200 tents sent by Heyva Sor.

"Despite the restrictions by the Turkish state, we will continue our works in order to meet the needs of the Kobanê people", Yılmaz underlined.


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