15 August 2014
IRAQI KURDISTAN NEWS ACTION: Syrian
refugees donate their relief supplies to newly displaced; have received
reduction in rations
|Relief supplies donated by Basirma
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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
yesterday 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
Donations WADI e.V.
Reference “Emergency aid”
Account number: 612 305 602
Bank: Postbank Frankfurt
BLZ: 500 100 60
or PAYPAL CPTnet