5,000+ of desperate IDPs are fleeing to an overcrowded Syrian refugee camp in an effort to escape Mosul offensive, according to Save the Children’s team on the ground in Rojava. More are expected as Mosul battle intensifies.
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3 year old Alan Kurdi died on the shores of Bodrum, Turkey. His family are from Kobane and he is to be buried there. More than 900,000 Kurds from Kobane and Shengal have also fled ISIS attacks and face another bitter winter in refugee camps. The UN predicts that many vulnerable people may not survive the winter unless more aid money can be raised. Heating devices and adequate winter clothing are the priorities at present. Heyva Sor is the main charity supporting Kurdish refugees, where UN and other agencies have no presence. Please donate to help this vital work continue to save lives.
The attacks of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) on Kurds, Assyrians, Christians and Turkmens in Shengal (Iraqi Kurdistan) and Kobane (Rojava, Syrian Kurdistan) have worsened what was already the 'world’s biggest humanitarian crisis'. An estimated 400,000 Kurds were forced to flee from Kobane by ISIS advances only a month after they displaced half a million Yazidi Kurds from Shengal in August 2014. This adds to the 3 million refugees from the Syrian civil war and the 1.9 million displaced by ISIS this year alone in Iraq [U.N. refugee agency UNHCR - 1] .
The regional response plan for Syria is only 40% funded, leaving a huge shortfall. This has already caused the UN’s World Food Programme to suspend food vouchers and 'will see vulnerable children and families die from cold, hunger and illness this winter.' [2,3] Urgent support from the international community is needed.
While the UN struggled to access difficult-to-reach zones where the Kurds reside in Syria, Heyva Sor has set up refugee camps in Syria, Iraq and Turkey for the hundreds of thousands of displaced people from Shengal and Kobane. The vast majority of the people in these camps are women and children. Having fled their homes in fear of their lives, with only the clothes on their backs, many of the children are pictured wearing open-toed shoes in the cold weather, while scavenging food dropped on the street.  Heyva Sor needs donations from the international community to help these refugees and those still stuck in Kobane  survive winter.
Please donate and help us buy these children food and clothing that will help them survive this winter.