This week Hevi Foundation provided vital support to the Mala Jin (Women’s House) in Kobane. A new Women’s House was built recently but lacked the necessary supplies and equipment. The provided supplies included computers, printers, desks, chairs, heaters and more.
At Hevi we believe strongly that supporting women in the community ensures that we support the pillars of society. The Women’s House provides vital legal, social, financial, and moral support to women. Women access the Women’s House from a range of issues including related to domestic violence, child support, legal aid, forced marriages, early marriage, divorce, and other domestic and family related matters. Supporting the Women’s House ensures that women in the community have a strong support base in the pursuit of their human rights.
Due to the on going conflict with ISIS and the security situation thousands of Syrians have been internally displaced or forced to flee to neighboring countries.
This situation has resulted in millions being internally displaced, with thousands fleeing to the northern parts of Syria, known as Rojava.
From Kobane city, to Cezire and Efrin several IDP camps have been set up. However, the camp administrators are struggling with lack of basic supplies, and require significant help in supporting the displaced.
Sanitation remains a key area of need in the camps. Mishtanur camp in Kobane is one such example. The camp was established two years ago, but lack the appropriate materials, including the tents that the families stay in.
The ongoing embargo and border closures prevents many NGOs and humanitarian supplies from entering into north Syria. This problem continues to prevent the region being able to support the displaced. For this reason local NGOs are an important tool in supporting the displaced and the traumatized communities.
Hêvî will continue to support the camps through providing them with basic supplies such as food packages, sanitation products, winter clothes and other essentials.
The team at Hêvî Foundation managed to deliver 39 tons of urgently needed medicine to Rojava.
The much needed medicine, which included vaccinations, antibiotics and insulin was delivered to the Ministry of Health in Cezire Canton.
The medicine was collected following a number of urgent calls by the health ministries across the region, especially the city of Kobane which has been struggling with medicine shortages.
The team at Hêvî Foundation will continue to provide medical health and support for the people of the region. However, due to the border difficulties and the number of Internally Displaced People (IDP) in the region the need for medical support is an urgent matter. Lack of vaccinations for children currently remains one of the most urgent needs.