November 11, 2014

Syrian refugees affected by AK Party government's actions against Kimse Yok Mu

Turkish charity Kimse Yok Mu provided assistance to the Syrian refugees in Turkey amounting to TL 71 million which includes education, household needs food, clothing, health and cleaning agents, local aid director Davut Koçak told Sunday's Zaman.

The only Turkish aid organization to hold a United Nations consultative status, Kimse Yok Mu conducted joint monetary-assistance projects with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Gaziantep, Nizip, Kilis, Reyhanlı and Yayladağı in southern Turkey which helped 2,825 Syrian families.

Koçak told Sunday's Zaman that the organization has reached out to more than 100,000 families in the cities where Syrian refugees mostly live since the war in Syria began in 2011. Koçak said that hot meals are distributed to more than 4,000 Syrian refugees daily in Kilis in the soup kitchen run by Kimse Yok Mu. According to Koçak, the smear campaign conducted by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government against Kimse Yok Mu will greatly affect the charity's ability to help Syrian refugees.

Excerpted from the news article published on Today's Zaman, 08 November 2014, Saturday