International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation(IBC) continues projects in Sanliurfa, a common destination for Syrian refugees, who had to relinquish their home because of the civil war, to respond to education, health and other basic needs of refugees located in the province. IBC has identified its priority to support Syrian refuges, which are living out of the camps and it continues actions successfully by collaborating with international organizations.
Primarily, with the cooperation of World Jewish Relief (WJR), International Blue Crescent Foundation has matched 800 refugee families up which are in the most need of blankets, bedclothes and clothes.IBC , within the context of “Education and Psychological Support For Refugee Children from Syria Project”, supported by UNHCR, has established 4 child education centers and implemented psychosocial, educational support programs for children between 5-12 years old. Main aim of the project is to contribute to education and remediate the psychological conditions of children whose were forced to flee to Turkey due to problems in Syria. During project duration 12 months, 1200 children will have benefitted of the project. Besides psychological and educational support activities, nutritional support for children is provided by distributing hygiene and food packages on daily basis.
As a result of observation that Syrian children are in the need of improving literacy, mathematical skills, International Blue Crescent Foundation has extended educational projects and established Summer Schools for Syrian refugees in Sanliurfa with the support of Norwegian Refugee Council, Approximately 5000 students receive education in currently running centers. Around 300 Syrian unemployed youngsters have been retained as tutors. During the project life time, various presents and food packages are being delivered to children.
Our foundation continuously prepares the list of children and woman who are mostly influenced by war, reach such people and deliver hygiene kits, clothes and other relief packages, who are in the need.
Our activities do not remain only out of the camps, but also continues within the camp, in the framework of cooperation with Governorship and AFAD. Taking into consideration of needs, 5000 woman clothes, 1400 hygiene packages have been delivered to Ceylanpinar Afad Prompt Accommodation Facility in such short time.
International Blue Crescent Foundation continues to contribute to school and education centers for Syrian that were established in Sanliurfa thanks to private enterprises. Activites such as; covering needs of schools and education centers to continue their actions, stationery materials, hygiene packages distribution with the support of UMCOR.
We have started planning to establish a health center in Akcakale district in cooperation with Medecins Sans Frontiers – Netherlands (MSF), whose expertise is mental health and psychosocial treatment. General aim of the project is to relieve the grief of Syrian refugees, decrease their symptoms, assist them to gain functionality and to re-derive their social dignity by providing mental health and psychosocial support.