As known that the International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation engage in humanitarian natural disaster aid program in Turkey since 2000 in collaboration and partnership with many public, private and civil institutions.
In recent years, especially after 2011 Syrian crisis , Our foundation supports cross border aid activities for several people in need with cooperation of AFAD and Turkish Red Crescent. Our operational aid programs include the support of food, hygiene kits, medical equipment and consumables, blankets, clothing as non food items and livelihood resources. Furthermore with the collaboration of Turkish Government bodies, we provide social services and access to services for host and refugee communities.
Within the scope of all these activities, after 2017 the most important one is to provide medical equipment and consumables as cross border activities. Our current operations provide humanitarian aid to between 350,000 and 500,000 individuals per month including, food, water, flour, and clothing. Since the date of 02.03.2017, the International Blue Crescent Organization, in cooperation with MTI, has introduced the first container containing medical equipment and consumables to North Syria. The first container was entered from CİLVEGÖZU gross border in coordination and cooperation with the Syrian Ministry of Health in the Syrian Interim Government, and AFAD as well as the Turkish Red Crescent. The health directorates of the interim government were handed over to Aleppo, Idelb, Hama and Lattakia where the materials were distributed to clinics and hospitals.
The medical materials that provided by IBC, have been made available for the medical services to women, children, young, old and disabled people who were war victims in the region. While playing in the streets in Aleppo, Ahmet burned his body because of the gasoline bin that exploded beside him. He was treated in the Aleppo hospital where IBC regularly provided support and he was rehabilitated after a successful treatment.
The main principle of IBC in Turkey and worldwide is the neutrality in humanitarian aid. We believe that all human being is equal and have the right to survive in dignified and honorable way, to reach to all services for accessing food, health, accommodation and education on the basis of humanitarian standards. To pursuit these objectives, Our 7 trucks of medical materials and medical supplies have been delivered to the hospitals and outpatient clinics in Syria from the border gate of Cilvegözü and Öncüpınar within the scope of the cross border operations.
Our global goal is to support the vulnerable human beings, to act as mediator for the access of vital services and to provide all opportunities for reaching the access in order to complete humanitarian resilience.