Emergency Relief for Uyghurs

10 March, 2020 Turkey, Emergency Response, Food Security & Nutrition
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As a direct result of the brutal oppression against Uyghur Turks, tens of thousands of Uyghur Turk families have fled to Turkey for their safety. Most of them are living in primitive conditions around Istanbul, Kayseri, Eskisehir and Ankara provinces.

In Turkey, there are already 300,000 resident Uyghur Turks who have been settled since 1940s. Additionally, there are over 37,000 Uyghur Turks who have escaped China during the last two years and are mostly dependent on assistance from the Turkish state and their families.


Through this project, we will cover the nutritional needs of the families to account for the food shortage for children and other members. Families cannot cover their needs because lack of economic resources. We will distribute winter clothes package consisted by winter jacket, boots, socks and underwear for winter conditions which are hard in the city. Food packages will be composed by 10 kg wheat flower, 2 kg rice, 2 kg beans, 2 kg pasta, 2 kg lentils, 1 liter edible oil, 0.5 kg salt, 0.5 kg tea, 1 kg sugar.


 The food packages will help them to survive on by providing basic needs for a period of one month and allow them to focus to their other problems, empowering them to use available resources to find solutions for their own unique circumstances. Uyghur refugee families that don’t have the financial means to cover their nutritional needs, and will also get the flexibility to use their limited resources for other needs as health, hygiene and shelter.


$50 buys a family a food package that feeds them for one month

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