ZALIN ܒܝܬ ܙܠܝ̈ܢ (QAMISHLI), Syria – International non-profit organization Syriac Cross Relief and Development and Christian non-profit organization Samaritan’s Purse announced on Tuesday that they will continue their cooperation for two more months and provide food aid to displaced people from Tal Abyad and Ris Ayno. The announcement comes after the Autonomous Administration went into lockdown over COVID-19 and the whole region was placed under curfew, aggravating the already poignant situation.
IDPs from Tal Abyad and Ris Ayno (Ras al-Ain) were displaced after Turkey and the Turkish-backed faction of the Syrian National Army invaded North and East Syria. The refugees took shelter in other cities of the Gozarto (Jazeera) Region: al-Hasaka, Zalin, Derik, Qahtaniya and Tel Tamr (Khabur valley).
Syriac Cross Gozarto (Jazeera) region manager Malik Hanna said to our news desk: “After our cooperation with Samaritan’s Purse in the past months I’m am pleased that we will continue our partnership for two more months and are able to provide food and baby nutrition to more than 400 displaced families in 17 shelters across cities in the Gozarto.” He added that because of the coronavirus all necessary precautionary measures to avoid transmission will be taken into account.
This week Syriac Cross Relief & Development, the Syriac Youth Union in Lebanon, the Beth Nahrin Women’s Organization and SCHlomo Relief & Development started distributing food parcels to needy families in and around Beirut in a Heart-to-Heart relief campaign supervised by the Syriac Union Party in Lebanon.