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Hêvî Foundation Provides Urgent Aid to Afrin IDPs

The supplies on route to IDPs in Kobane region.

As a result of the ongoing conflict in Afrin region a large number of civilians have been displaced into neighboring region of Shahba. According to human rights reports well over 350,000 people have been displaced out of Afrin and are currently living under extremely difficult conditions in the open, lacking shelter, food, clean water and other basic necessities.

Additionally, many international NGOs have refused to operate in the region for fear of ongoing security concerns. The lack of international support and aid resulted in local NGOs such as the Kurdish Red Crescent calling for urgent support for the IDPs.

In addition to the thousands of Afrin residents displaced,  the region was also supporting 150,000 IDPs from Idlib and Aleppo who have been doubly displaced as a result of the indiscriminate attacks on the city.

A large number of IDPs are now flowing into Kobane region and there are efforts to provide them with temporary shelters and housing.  Many of the people in the community and surrounding villages have provided empty homes in villages as temporary shelters. However the IDPs lack any necessary and urgent materials.

Hêvî Foundation responded by providing a number of goods in support of the IDPs now in Kobane. The aid included blankets, gas, drinking water, portable gas and stoves, kitchen supplies, tents,  mattresses, among other daily needs.

However, the urgent needs of the IDPs are still not entirely met. Goods such as baby formula, nappies, clothes, shoes and hygiene materials are urgently needed.


The aid trucks travelling through Kobane city to reach Afrin IDPs in  Kobane provinces.

Hêvî Foundation Provides Vital Support to Women’s House

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.

The Hevi team unload the supplies.

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.

For more information you can contact us at [email protected]

Hêvî Supports Women’s Rights- Designing Women’s Village Jinwar

Hêvî Supports Women’s Rights by Designing a Women’s Village Jinwar

As a result of the political conflict in Syria large number of people have been physically, economically, financially and otherwise affected. No group more than women have been more affected by this conflict. From displacement, to loss of family and home, to increase in experiences of gender based violence and financial instability women have been adversely affected.

For this reason establishing women friendly and safe locations is seen as an essential measure to support women traumatized as a result of the political crises in Syria.

Following request from local civil society groups such as Kongreye Star and WJAR (Free Women’s Association of Rojava) a request was made to design the project. The design and preparation, as well as background research was prepared in two months and the project commenced work immediately.

The purpose of the village is to provide a safe space and women friendly site where women who have experienced gender based violence, domestic violence, have lost the traditional bread winner in the family, wish to avoid marriage, or have not been able to marry can find the safety to rehabilitate, learn about means to support themselves and their families, learn ecological and sustainable means of farming, learn about traditional medicine, and become self sufficient and independent.

The project is currently in progress and much work has been done so far. However, further support and funds are urgently required. To support this project please use the following bank details:

Kurdistan Hilfe e.V.
Keyword WJAR-Jinwar
IBAN: DE40 2005 0550 1049 2227 04

You can follow the progress of the village by visiting this page:

Jinwar Women’s village

To learn more you can contact us via [email protected]