Sixteen Syrian and internationally based non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) came together in the Dêrik district of Qamishli (Qamishlo) canton in Syria to appeal to the World Health Organization (WHO) for assistance in medically confronting the Covid-19 pandemic throughout Syria.
The NGO’s urged WHO to provide more support to the people of Syria. “We have been passing through a very difficult process. There is a lack of medicines and medical personnel”, the NGO’s noted.
They also stated that Turkey’s military assault continues in the north-east of Syria despite the pandemic. The NGO’s collectively appealed to WHO to consider the following requests:
1 – The coronavirus medicine should be sent to areas which have the highest number of deaths first.
2 – Health supplies, precautionar clothing and test kits should also be sent.
3 – Healthcare professionals should be transferred to the region and pharmacies should be opened.
4 – Necessary information should be given to people, especially to those living in refugee camps
The NGOs who signed the joint appeal to WHO were:
1 – The European Kurds Civil Society Organisation
2 – Koma Vejin
3 – The Afrin-Kurdish Alternative Movement
4 – The Kurdi Legal Committee
5 – The Kurdistan Civil Society Forces
6 – The Laws Research Centre
7 – Coma Scheherazade
8 – The Syrian Human Rights Organisation
9 – The Human Rights Protection Association Kurdi Platform (Australia)
10 – The Syrian Human Rights Organisation (MAF)
11- The Rojava and the Foreign Kurdish People’s Union
12 – The Syrian Yazidi Union
13 – The Syrian Women’s Union (RODOZO)
14 – The Danish Kurdish Women’s Working Group
15 – The Denmark Sonderburg Kurdish Association
16 – The Afrin Media Centre