Autonomous Administration opens new refugee camp in Hesekê
The Autonomous Administration has begun preparations to open a new camp in the east of Hesekê. The Serêkaniyê Camp will welcome refugees on 20 August.
The invading Turkish state and its mercenaries occupied the cities of Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî as a result of their attacks on Northern and Eastern Syria on 9 October 2019.
More than 300,000 civilians were forced to migrate due to the occupation, and thousands of those who fled settled in schools in the city of Hesekê.
The Autonomous Administration opened the Waşûkanî Camp, 12 km east of Hesekê, to house 12,000 civilians from Serekaniye.
The presence of refugees in most of the school buildings in Hesekê has made the educational activities in the city difficult. In order to solve the problem, the Autonomous Administration has begun preparations to open a new camp in the east of Hesekê.
The camp, called Serêkaniyê Camp, will welcome refugees on 20 August.
Serêkaniyê Camp is built on 600 decares of land, and 2,660 tents have been set up. The ground of the camp, where water and electricity needs are also met, was also covered with concrete.
Serêkaniyê Camp Administration co-chair, Salih al Hamidi, told ANHA that the camp is to be seen as a continuation of Washokani Camp.
Al Hamidi said that the camp was set up in accordance with international standards and added that the main support was provided by the Autonomous Administration and appealed on international aid organizations to support the refugees.
Hesekê Canton Council will make an official statement about the camp today, Sunday.