BCF allots 500,000 Dollars for rebuilding Kobani
Mussa Ahmed: We are looking for a an opportunity to fulfill a project in Kobani
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.