Many victims of the civil war in Sudan's Darfur region have been cheered by help from Turkey's Humanitarian Aid Foundation (İHH), which provided humanitarian aid to 3,500 families living in the Salam Refugee Camp during June.
Internal conflict in Darfur has cost thousands of lives in the last five years, forcing over 2 million people to evacuate their homes and leaving 4 million people in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Such assistance, though, is hard to come by in the region and the lack of resources is compounded by drought. In refugee camps, conditions are dire, with thousands trying to survive in jerry-built tents with insufficient food and water supplies.
The İHH is working to continue its humanitarian aid efforts in the region. The Turkish organization has implemented social development projects in the area before, the İHH teams distributed food to 3,500 families (24,500 people) in the last few months. People in the Salam Refugee Camp thanked the Turkish aid workers profusely for the food aid.
Darfur is an independent province in Sudan with three federal states: West Darfur, South Darfur and North Darfur. Darfur covers an area of 510,000 square kilometers, which is approximately the size of France. It has a population of 6 million and almost all of the people are Muslims. The majority of those living in Darfur are of African descent, but with 40 percent of Arab origin. The US, France and China are struggling in Darfur for control of its huge uranium and oil areas. For this reason, they constantly provoke the local tribes against the Sudanese government, preventing the country from achieving stable governance.
Last Mod: 09 Temmuz 2008, 08:33