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Emergency Aid Appeal By Heyva Sor For North Kurdistan

5 March 2016

ANF - News Desk

The Kurdish Red Crescent (Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê) has launched a campaign for North Kurdistan (E/SE Turkey) under the slogan “Let's help and support Cizîr (Cizre), Sûr, Silopî, Hezex, Nisêbîn (Nusaybin) and Kerboran with the same morale and enthusiasm we did for Kobane and Sengal."

The campaign text recalled that it has been more than 4 months since North Kurdistan's regions came under Turkish military siege and people have been denied the very basic necessities.

"According to reports from human rights organisations and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), 400 civilians mostly women and children have been killed, hundreds have been wounded and hundreds of household have been destroyed due to military shelling. At the same time people are trapped because of curfews imposed by Turkish forces; all human rights organisations around the world have turned a blind eye to the situation and chosen to be silent."

The Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê said it was a moral obligation to reach out to the area to help people in need.

"As reported in our last mission, the HSK sent €328,000 to the area and as an extension to that we will start a campaign in March 2016 to collect assistance for the districts of Cizîr, Sûr, Silopî, Nisêbîn  and Kerboran. This campaign will take place in all over Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and Japan. This decision was decided upon by all branches of the HSK in Europe, the statement read.

Heyva Sor called upon all Kurdish and non Kurdish organisations around the world to reach out a helping hand to the people of Cizîr, Sûr, Silopî, Hezex, Nisêbîn and Kerboran, adding; "We have no doubt that the people in Europe especially will respond to this quest as they have done in the past for Shengal (Sinjar) and Kobane."

To get more information or donate visit www.heyvasor.com

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