Turkish agency sets up mobile kitchen in Syria’s Idlib

One of Turkey's leading aid groups Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has established a mobile kitchen in Dar Hassan village of Syria's Idlib for the families evacuated from Eastern Ghouta region, a foundation official said on Friday.

Selim Tosun, IHH's media adviser in Syria, recalled that a humanitarian crisis had been unfolding in Eastern Ghouta for the last five years.

Tosun said the increase in the number of airstrikes, as well as lack of food and medicine, were making it extremely difficult for the people in the region to survive.

We have set up tents in Idlib for families who were evacuated from Eastern Ghouta before. We helped almost 100 families to settle in those tents. Now we have established a mobile kitchen to serve them with hot meals. Around 3,000 people can benefit from our kitchen every day, Tosun added.

In the past nine months, Bashar al-Assad regime forces have intensified their siege on the region, making it nearly impossible for food or medicine to get into the district and leaving thousands of patients in need of treatment.

Some 37,000 people have been evacuated from Eastern Ghouta since the evacuation process began last week.

Source: Anadolu Agency