Our commitment to helping victims of war in the predominantly Kurdish region in Syria continues. In the morning of 1st November, we delivered enough paediatric medical supplies to treat 30,000 people, for distribution through clinics run by our partners the Kurdish Red Crescent.
On November 1st, we once again crossed the bridge which separates Iraqi Kurdistan from Rojava - Syria’s predominantly Kurdish region. Our aim was to deliver more humanitarian aid - this time medicine, mainly paediatric - for distribution to 30,000 people through the clinics run by our long-term partners the Kurdish Red Crescent, with whom we will be working for 7 the next months on our largest ever assistance programme.
After completing delivery of 3 humanitarian aid loads in 2015 followed by another one in September 2016, this delivery of medicine was the first to of its kind be financed by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICS) and by the Foreign Ministry for International Cooperation (MAECI), which we are running with the support of the charitable wing of the Waldensian Table and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.
Distributions will continue throughout 2017 with humanitarian aid deliveries to help a total of 50,000 people with guaranteed access to medicine for 75,000 IDPs.
Over the next 7 months, IDPs and Syrian and Iraqi refugees will receive socio-psychological assistance at the Kurdish Red Crescent Centres, where training courses and socio-psychological support to increase resilience will be made available to 200 Red Crescent workers.
Our commitment to building bridges of solidarity continues.
Project name: Humanitarian aid distribution
Project type: Humanitarian Crisis
Beneficiaries: Syrian IDPs in northeast Syria
Project areas: Northeast Syria
Local partner: Kurdish Red Crescent (Heyva Sor a Kurd)
Donors: AICS, Charitable wing of the Waldensian Table, Autonomous Province of Bolzano, private donations