The Turkish Red Crescent has been providing humanitarian aid to Syrians for four years since March 15, 2011.

During those four years, the Turkish organization has delivered relief aid to Syria equivalent to 905,987,000 Turkish liras (approx. 344.5 million USD).

Refugee camps were set up in Hatay province and extended to Kilis, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Osmaniye, Adiyaman, Kahramanmaras, Adana, Malatya and Mardin provinces.

The organization meets all kinds of needs made by the 250,000 Syrians accommodated in 23 separate camps.

Zero point is a new system which provides continuous aid in 12 relief aid distribution points on the Turkish-Syrian border. A mobile bakery in Hatay province’s Yayladagi town also sends 12,000 loaves of bread to Syria on a daily basis.

In this context, 13,677 vehicles went to Syria loaded by 156 million kilograms, 1,150,000 parcels and 2,812,000 liters of supplies. Forty-three percent of the supplies was food.

The Turkish Red Crescent provided humanitarian aid and food to Syrian Kurdish refugees from Kobani as well.

The organization established accommodation and provided food for around five months in Suruc province. The accommodation provided three meals a day and served four million meals for their guests.

Established 146 years ago, the Turkish Red Crescent is one of the oldest humanitarian agencies in the world that helps people from Turkey and globally in crises or natural disasters.

Anadolu Agency