Emergency Appeal for Kobanê


zarok_teneSince the civil war in Syria began in 2011 the Kurds have been able to keep Rojava (West Kurdistan/Northern Syria) relatively stable. Since 15th September ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has intensified its attacks against the Kurdish population in Rojava and been reported that they seized control of 60 villages near the border in a two-day campaign as they approached the town of Kobanê, Syria’s third-largest Kurdish town.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based institution which monitors the conflict, said at least 553 people are said to have died in a month in Kobane. 200,000 Syrians Kurds have fled to escape the war and more than 300,000 remaining are threatened with a massacre. Kurdish authorities in Kobane have been calling in vain for humanitarian aid and medical assistance.

In the UN resolution adopted on 23rd September, the Security Council sought to break the deadlock in aid deliveries to the Syrian people by authorizing a 180-day period in which relief will be delivered across conflict lines and additional border crossings. However, the four crossings specified in the UN text do not include the border post between Kobane and nearby Turkey, which represents the Kurdish canton’s lifeline to the outside world.

It means that none of the humanitarian assistance, including medical and surgical supplies, that is destined for the rest of Syria will reach the region directly, according to the foreign observers.

The International community has a humanitarian responsibility to make sure that any humanitarian Aid delivered to Syria must also reach the autonomous Kurdish Regions, for Kurdish civilians.

So far we have fulfilled many relief efforts thanks to your valuable donations from all over the world. However, more urgent support is wanted to help save lives and ease suffering in the midst of this emergency. We ask you to donate generously to increase the amount of much need humanitarian aid relief to this war stricken region. Your donations will not only help the refugees from Kobane but also the residents of the 60 Kurdish villages which have also been displaced.

Please donate today and help make a difference.

Help the displaced and vulnerable people in urgent need of food, medical assistance and shelter by donating to

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or donate using the bank details below:

Barclays Bank

Sort code: 20 46 60

Account Number: 40 91 23 87

 

Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê/ Kurdish Red Moon

Fairfax Hall 11 Portland Gardens, London N4 1HU

Registered Charity No: 10 93 741

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