IHH, Qatar Charity to send 27 aid containers into Syria

Over 30,000 food packages to be delivered by IHH and Qatar Charity to thousands of families in Syria

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said they are ready to deliver 30,000 food packages that will essentially feed over 15,000 Syrian families.

In a mutual agreement with the Qatar Charity association, 27 aid containers will be loaded with the food packages and each container will be trailered onto a truck that will move into war-torn Syria.

Bulent Yildirim, chief of Turkey’s IHH, said that the amount of aid entering Syria is decreasing as the war’s severity exacerbates the conditions of aid delivery.

He also cautioned about the escalating refugee crisis and noted that thousands of Syrian people have fled their cities and headed to the borders of the country in an effort to save their lives from the attacks of the Syrian regime.

Yildirim said IHH strategized new methods of aid transportation into Syria as a result of the worsening conditions.

“By the end of this year we hopefully will send 3,000 more aid trucks to Syria,” Yildirim said.

Syria has been grappling with civil war since the Bashar Al Assad regime began a crackdown on anti-government protesters in March, 2011. Over 211,000 have been killed since the beginning of the conflict.

Millions of Syrians have been forced to flee from the violence and are now living in refugee camps in Syria or neighbouring countries like Turkey, which has become the world's largest refugee hosting country with 1.7 million Syrian refugees.


TRTWorld and agencies