Nearly 200 Turkish mothers have organized themselves to knit skull caps, gloves, scarves, sweaters and vests for children living in harsh winter conditions in Syria and Afghanistan.
The mothers who gathered at the Humanitarian Aid Foundation (IHH) office in The province of Elazığ in eastern Turkey has launched a campaign called “Winter is freezing and we are getting warmer” for help needy children in Syria and Afghanistan.
the women supporting the campaign meet at the Public Education Center in the Baskil district of the province and work tirelessly weaving for the children in the war-torn countries like some women contribute to the campaign of their homes due to measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After two months campaign2,500 children in Syria and Afghanistan will receive their handmade clothes main.
Addressing Anadolu Agency (AA), IHH official Edanur Özdemir said they kicked off efforts after seeing that many children don’t even have socks to wear.
Say they met fathers who stood guard at night so that their children would not freeze, Özdemir added this women are also working hard for help needy people in the war-torn countries.
“We are happy to be able to send these clothes to the children the. We work tirelessly to reach all those in need family,” she says.
the official also added that the clothes are immediately shipped after completion, and that they have sent enough clothes for 700 children at the camps in Afghanistan and Syria so far.
Qualified instructor at the Center for Public Education in Baskil, Seher Çalışır also says that the institution also supports the cause.
“Our trainees, leaving their own work behind, support the campaign too,” she said.
“We are doing everything we can to children won’t freeze.