Food and Aid Deliveries to Refugees in Torbali, Turkey
The Radcliffe Foundation has continued its delivery of aid to informal camps in the Izmir region in Turkey. This tranche of aid items marks five months of deliveries, distributing 1,000 food packs to 1,000 Syrian refugees, plus clothing, blankets, tents, toys, and essential aid.
In the past months, with the help of concerned global citizens such as Kayhan Erciyes, Rector of University of Izmir Turkey, and dozens of volunteers, the Radcliffe Foundation Refugee Crisis Fund has provided basic survival provisions to a thousand people – families and children – living in nine informal camps in the Izmir region of Turkey. Many of the refugees in Turkey are struggling for basic supplies including clean water, food, clothes, and access to toilets and showers.
Radcliffe Foundation founder Frank Giustra was moved to organize this aid after seeing the squalor of conditions on multiple visits to the region. “With the urging of my friend Amed Khan, I have seen firsthand the heart-breaking horror of Syrian refugees in the wake of the greatest humanitarian crisis of our generation,” Mr. Giustra said. “I have also seen the power of hope, compassion and global citizenship. They need our help and they need it now”.
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