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Turkey’s IHH sends millions of bread to Syria in 2018

Humanitarian Relief Foundation continues to meet bread need of Syrian families in the civil war-torn country.
09.01.2019 - 11:04

A Turkish charity agency distributed 270 million loaves of bread in civil war-torn Syria in 2018, a charity official said Tuesday.

Selim Tosun, Humanitarian Relief Foundation’s (IHH) media advisor in Syria, told Anadolu Agency that they continue to meet the bread need of Syrian families.


Tosun said that the IHH operates several bakeries in Turkey and Syria with the logistic center in Reyhanli district of southern Hatay district, near Turkey’s Syria border. "In these ovens, we produce bread that goes with the tastes of families and stay fresh for a long time in the war environment," he said.

Tosun also said that the aid agency meets the daily bread needs of families living in Syria's Afrin and surrounding areas liberated of YPG/PKK terrorists during Turkey’s Olive Branch operation in northwestern Syria. Tosun noted that bread loaves were also distributed in the camps in Syria's Hama, Idlib, Homs, Aleppo, as well as areas close to the Turkish border.

The charity group has been helping war victims since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.

Turkey’s Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations in northwestern Syria liberated the region of YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists, making return of Syrian civilians to homeland possible.