One year after the devastating earthquake in southern Turkey and northern Syria

Earthquake – one year later_KRC article (1)

Earthquake – one year later_KRC article (1)

the International Day of Persons with Disabilities


On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and under the slogan “Do not judge me by my disability, give me the opportunity to show my abilities”, the Kurdish Red Crescent organization, in collaboration with the Nodom organization, organized an event for children. The event included theatrical activities, singing for children, as well as face painting and distribution of gifts, with the aim of integrating children with disabilities with children without disabilities.

“Yes for Life” campaign ends its activities

In order to achieve a positive impact in society by educating young people, promoting awareness of the dangers of drugs, encouraging healthy life and avoiding substance abuse, and promoting positive values and community cooperation to combat this problem, the Kurdish Red Crescent implements the anti-drug initiative titled “Yes for Life” in partnership with the Lamasat Al Khair Association for Relief and Development in the city of Raqqa, where the initiative targets five neighborhoods in the city of Raqqa “Al-Bedu, Diriyah, Al-Mukhtalatah, Al-Furat, Rumaila” through concentrated sessions targeting the youth, with an average of twenty young men and women from each neighborhood.

Report about KRC’s Response during and after the Earthquake

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Our team is in the protection office continues its series of sessions and lectures on women’s issues and their rights, with camp women, through which it discusses issues (early and forced marriage, and child labor, sexual assault), where these sessions are dominated by mutual discussions that enhance women’s awareness in Camps about their rights and limiting their violence and exploitation, At the end of each session, brochures are distributed to the women present summarizing the topic of the session.

Our mobile clinics reach everyone and provide medical services in Al-Shahba..

Our teams in the mobile medical clinics provide their diagnostic medical services (internal, gynecological) in addition to distributing medicines. Through a continuous campaign, they reach all the people in the Al-Shahba region and its villages.

The assistance provided by the people of Sulaymaniyah continues to reach its beneficiaries

The assistance provided by the people of Sulaymaniyah continues to reach its beneficiaries
The refugees and those affected by the earthquake in al-Shahba areas in Aleppo are still benefiting from the relief assistance provided by the people of the city of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdistan region through their campaign “Hawkha Matanin”, where our teams distributed sponges, blankets, and mats in addition to household items, wheelchairs for people with special needs, and a packages of baby milk.

Donate for earthquake victims


For the attention of all competent bodies and humanitarian agencies

On the morning of 6 February 2023, consecutive earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 struck both Turkey and Syria, with majority-Kurdish regions particularly affected. A major humanitarian catastrophe has resulted, with over 25,000 deaths to date and millions displaced.

Many political and civil institutions, organisations and individual actors, from both within and without the affected regions, have taken urgent action to reach the disaster zone. However, despite the arrival of some aid to some locations, many hundreds of thousands of people in Syria alone are still homeless, or trapped under the rubble waiting to be rescued. Many districts are still without food, electricity, shelter or other fundamental necessities to ensure their survival.

Unfortunately, many parties to the Syrian conflict have put political calculations before their humanitarian and moral imperatives. In many places, these actors have become an obstacle to the delivery of humanitarian aid.

As the Kurdish Red Crescent, since the beginning of the disaster, we have declared our readiness to reach and help the afflicted regardless of location, and respond to their needs to the utmost of our abilities. Many obstacles prevented us from reaching the regions of Afrin and Jinderes. The same is true now as regards out attempted delivery of aid to Aleppo, Sheikh Maqsoud and al-Shahba, where the Syrian regime is placing significant obstacles before us.

Following ten years of war, 90% of buildings in Aleppo are unsafe and no longer suitable for people to live in. Following the earthquake, the danger has reached such a level that no-one is able to live in these houses any longer. Tens of thousands of people are currently living outside in freezing temperatures without shelter, food, water, and heating. If they are not reached as soon as possible, a humanitarian catastrophe worse than the earthquake itself will inevitably ensue.

As such, the Kurdish Red Crescent is issuing an urgent appeal to all humanitarian agencies on the basis of our shared democratic and humanitarian values. We ask them to urgently intervene and open secure, internationally-guaranteed humanitarian corridors into the affected regions to enable us to deliver all necessary assistance to these populations in such desperate need.


Kurdish Red Crescent

Hope through work

On #World_Suicide_Prevention_Day , 10th September Protection and Psychological Support Office of Kurdish Red Crescent/KRC/ launched an awareness campaign entitled “Hope through work “.
According to WHO, suicides occur somewhere in the world every 40 seconds, that is the 3rd leading cause of death of girls and the third cause of men death, approximately, 800,000 people suicide every year, it mostly takes place in developing countries.
The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of suicide prevention through coping and problem-solving skills besides establishing good relationships with caregivers, the activities are conducting in KRC facilities under the supervision of psychologists where health, physical and mental care is available.