The Association “Ticinese Committee for the Reconstruction of Kobane- CTRK” has decided to promote a new project in the field of health and always in partnership with the local authorities.
Upon indication of the letter, a critical situation has been identified that needs urgent support. As you may know, the Shahba region is home to Afrin IDP’s which surroundings after the Turkish-jihadist invasion, culminating in the occupation of the capital Afrin on March 20, 2018.
We invite you to read the attached project (available in different languages) which specifies which machines are needed and their approximate cost. The machinery can be purchased directly in the region and the hospital director will send the original invoices and all the necessary documentation to guarantee the absolute transparency of the project. The progress and development of the project can be followed in the facebook page of Avrîn Hospital
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We take this opportunity to wish you a Happy 2021!
Shahba Project EN 2020
Dear Ladies, Dear Sirs,
The Ticinese Committee for the reconstruction of Kobane, born in 2015 and chaired by Dr. Franco Cavalli, wanted to contribute to the reconstruction of the city and regional education system promoted by the local authorities of Kobane, a city located in Northern Syria. Kobane was under sieged from September 2014 to January 2015: Isis mercenaries tried to occupy the city but the attempts were repelled by the resistance of the militias of the “Popular Defense Units” Ypg.
The project, in coordination with the city authorities, has resulted in the building of the school “the Water of the source”, inaugurated in early 2019 and now attended by 400 students. The construction of the school, which cost 250 thousand francs, was made possible thanks to the fundraising promoted together with various solidarity groups in Switzerland and Germany. To complete the work with the realization of sports playing fields in the yard in front of the school, the GioventùBiancoblu, fans of the Hockey Club Ambri-Piotta, contributed in 2020 with 15 thousand francs.Strengthened by this very positive experience, the Ticino Committee for the reconstruction of Kobane has decided to promote a new project, this time in the field of health and always in partnership with the local authorities. Upon indication of the latter, a critical situation has been identified that needs urgent support.
The Shahba region is home to more than 120 thousand people who fled Afrin and its surroundings after the Turkish-jihadist invasion, culminating in the occupation of the capital Afrin on March 20, 2018.
The Avrîn Hospital in Shahba, the health facility of reference for the local population, has been in a situation of extreme urgency for almost two years, trying to ensure the best health care that the 120 thousand refugees also need. In the health facility, 28 doctors assisted by 141 people employed in different tasks, more than 20 thousand patients are treated every month.
In order to cope with the enormous amount of healthcare needs, the doctors and healthcare personnel of Avrîn need various types of equipment. The attached project specifies which machines and their approximate cost. The machinery can be purchased directly in the region and the hospital director will send the original invoices and all the necessary documentation to guarantee the absolute transparency of the project. As in the case of the school structure, every franc donated will be entirely spent in the realization of the health project. The Ticino Committee for the reconstruction of Kobane, has a structure entirely composed of volunteers who contribute free of charge to its activities and is chaired by Dr. Franco Cavalli, a personality who has a long experience in the international humanitarian field. The Ctrk is recognized by the Swiss authorities as a non-profit organization and donations to its projects can be deducted from taxes.
Thanking you in advance for your availability, we send you our warmest regards.
Dr. Franco Cavalli
Chair of CTRK -Ente ospedaliero cantonale Ticino Svizzera/ Istituto Oncologico Svizzera Italiana
Comitato Ticinese per la Ricostruzione di Kobane (CTRK)
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