By Ozan Efeoglu
HATAY, Turkey (AA) – The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has distributed 139 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Syrians, the group said Wednesday.
The aid was delivered to Syrians seeking shelter in camps near the Turkish border, the foundation’s media adviser, Selim Tosun, said in a news release.
Tosun said 250,000 people migrated from eastern parts of Hama and Idlib's south.
“We have set up two camps near the Turkish border for the refugee families. They need food, shelter, and healthcare. We are making efforts to meet their needs on an urgent basis,” Tosun said.
He added that blankets, flour, sponge beds, tents and other materials had been distributed to families.
"The assistance came from all over Turkey," he said.
Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating civil war that began in 2011, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of victims and the displacement of millions more, according to the UN.