IRAQI KURDISTAN NEWS ACTION: Syrian refugees donate their relief supplies to newly displaced; have received reduction in rations


15 August 2014
refugees donate their relief supplies to newly displaced; have received
reduction in rations 

Relief supplies donated by Basirma
camp residents

Please circulate widely on Facebook,  E-mail, Twitter,
and other social networks.  

Syrian refugees in the Basirma Camp near Erbil (Hawler in
Kurdish), in the Kurdish Regional Governate (KRG), have
donated some of their relief supplies
to the newly displaced refugees
fleeing Islamic State militants. 
They took up this collection from their own rations and paid from their
own money to have it transported to people camping in parks and churches. 

CPT’s Iraqi Kurdistan team went out to the Arbat Camp
near Suleimani and heard from Syrian refugees there that they no
longer receive flour, just oil, rice, sugar, tea, and some spices.  They must now buy the rest of their food. 

Residents of the camp get a monthly subsistence-level monetary
and food allotment, which, those who can, supplement by doing day labor or
using money they brought with them when they fled.  The camp currently houses about 500 families, all from Syria,
but the authorities are expanding the camp to include 150 more families from
the old camp.  The old camp will
then receive the influx of people from northern Iraq displaced recently by



Organizations accepting donations for the refugees


Mennonite Central Committee,

Save the Children 



CPT’s Kurdish partner
organization WADI:

Donations WADI e.V.

Reference “Emergency aid”
Account number: 612 305 602
Bank: Postbank Frankfurt
BLZ: 500 100 60
IBAN: DE43500100600612305602




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