BCF al­lots 500,000 Dol­lars for re­build­ing Kobani

Mussa Ahmed: We are look­ing for a an op­por­tu­nity to ful­fill a project in Kobani

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Af­ter heavy de­struc­tion caused by clashes be­tween Kur­dish fight­ers and Is­lamic State (ISIS) mil­i­tants in the town of Kobani in Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan, north­ern Syria, some or­ga­ni­za­tions showed their readi­ness to as­sist the peo­ple of the town.

Right af­ter the lib­er­a­tion of some neigh­bor­hoods, which were oc­cu­pied by ISIS, Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent, Ma­soud Barzani, called lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions and hu­man­i­tar­ian so­ci­eties to help re­build the city.

The Barzani Char­ity Foun­da­tion (BCF) was one of the first or­ga­ni­za­tions that re­sponded to the call. It do­nated half a mil­lion dol­lars to aid re­con­struc­tion, in ad­di­tion to the tons of ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties such as food and shel­ter al­ready do­nated to refugees of Kobani in­side Syria and those who fled to the Iraqi Kur­dis­tan re­gion.

Last March, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive group from Barzani Char­ity Foun­da­tion went to Kobani and took with them a con­voy of trucks filled with hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance, in­clud­ing 70 tons of flour for the res­i­dents of the city that had re­turned.

Mussa Ahmed, the deputy head of Barzani Char­ity Foun­da­tion said “We have de­liv­ered hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tances such as food and shel­ter to the pop­u­la­tion of the city in­side the city and to those who fled and are based in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion as refugees.”

Ac­cord­ing to Ahmed, some Kur­dish peo­ple in the United States of Amer­ica have col­lected 86000 US dol­lars and they want to do­nate the money for ful­fill­ing a project in Kobani through BCF. "We have ap­prox­i­mately 500,000 US dol­lars in hand and we are look­ing for an op­por­tu­nity in or­der to ful­fill a project in Kobani," said Ahmed

Kobani is a Kur­dish town in north­ern Syria, ly­ing im­me­di­ately south of the border with Tur­key. As a con­se­quence of the Syr­ian con­flict the city has been un­der the con­trol of Kur­dish fight­ers known as the Peo­ple’s Pro­tec­tion Units (YPG) since 2012. In 2014, it was un­of­fi­cially de­clared to be the ad­min­is­tra­tive cen­ter of the Kobani can­ton of the Kur­dish area of Syria (Ro­java).

From Septem­ber 2014 to Jan­uary 2015 the city was held un­der a heavy siege by ISIS. As a re­sult most of the city was de­stroyed and most of the pop­u­la­tion fled to Tur­key. In early 2015, af­ter the siege on the city was bro­ken and ISIS was de­feated, many peo­ple re­turned and the re­build­ing process started.

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