Kobanê/Ain el-Arab, Syria− The Kurdish Youth Movement in Syria (TCK), in coordination with the local council of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in Kobanê, provided dozens of displaced Kurdish families from the city of Tel Abyad with basic humanitarian aid.
As clashes escalated recently between the Kurdish fighters of the Popular Protection Units (YPG) and Islamist groups, the majority of Kurdish residents of Tel Abyad city, near Raqqa, fled their houses and resorted to the city of Kobanê, northern Syria.
Sarwat Ali, member of the Kurdish Youth Movement (TCK) in Kobanê, told ARA News that the aid campaign included 75 families, each family has received and amount of three thousand Syrian pounds, adding that the names of other 245 families were also recorded on a list for further aid.
“Conditions of the displaced families is absolutely miserable; they did not receive any support from any party before since weeks of displacement,” Ali said.
Most of the Kurdish population in Tel Abyad were exposed to forced displacement, specifically after the al-Qaeda affiliated group of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) took over the city. The majority of Tel Abyad’s Kurds resorted to the Kurdish city of Kobanê.
The displaced families suffered an economic blockade imposed by the Islamic groups, until an agreement signed between the Islamists and the Kurdish factions, according to people displaced from Tel Abyad.
According to sources, Tel Abyad city is almost evacuated of its Kurdish residents due to the recent oppression by Islamists, and those families are in an urgent need for sufficient aid to survive the current poor humanitarian situation.
Report by: Ridwan Bizar
Source: ARA News
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