Defend International has launched the worldwide campaign “Save Afrin: The World Has To Act Now” to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis that threatens the residents and refugees alike.
Defend International is concerned about reports of the excessive use of force against demonstrators and calls on Iranian authorities to respect their demands and protect their physical and psychological integrity. Furthermore, we call on world leaders and NGOs to support the protesters and echo our calls to the Iranian authorities.
Defend International is alarmed over the humanitarian crisis in Kurdistan region and Iraq and urges the international community to intervene with urgency. “The displaced familis are currently scattered in villages, towns and camps with no sufficient humanitarian assistance available,” noted Dr. Widad Akreyi, co-founder of Defend International.
Dr. Widad has released a new statement, in which she calls on “world leaders to step up efforts to recognize the current genocide and to include the atrocities against the residents of Kobane and all persecuted religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East.”
On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, Defend International condemns the exploitation of Syrian refugee children in Turkey and calls on the authorities to provide refugee children with the opportunity to attend public schools that are suited to their needs.