The Kurdish Red Crescent or Heyva Sor A Kurd is an independent non-governmental and non-profit organization that was established on 12/12/2012 to meet the urgent, life-saving health needs of the people affected by the conflict in northeastern Syria, , Legally registered in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and licensed by the Democratic self- Administration in northeastern Syria, to be headquartered in the city of Qamishli.
The Kurdish Red Crescent is considered the largest local actor so far, providing health services as an independent humanitarian organization that works in accordance with humanitarian principles, neutrality and independence from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Moreover, its staff are trained, inter alia, in the field of international humanitarian law and apply the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The organization has played a critical role over the region’s nine years of conflict in the field of capacities strengthening , local communities affected by disasters and their resilience, providing urgent services to save lives in time, and providing emergency health care to the war-wounded and displaced.
The Kurdish Red Crescent believes in human rights, and the right of every person to prove his capabilities without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, color, religion, belief, political opinion or any other opinion, minorities, national ethnicity, age or sexual orientation. Eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and enhancing their ability to participate in societal development.
The organization cooperates with several organizations such as (Cadus, Medico, Save the Children, Upp, PIN, Samaritan Purse, UNICEF, and WHO) in addition to some institutions, governments, organizations and other associations that work side by side.