What can we do?
The people of NES face occupation and daily attacks from Turkey’s military and its proxies; responsibility for refugees, Islamic State prisoners and family members and large numbers of gravely wounded; a lack of international recognition and aid; and now the added challenges of the covid-19 pandemic.
Under such immense pressure, how can we show NES and its grassroots democracy our solidarity and support?
- NES Solidarity fundraises and gathers humanitarian aid, including medical supplies and equipment, to send to the appropriate bodies in NES for distribution and use
- We work to build close ties between NES groups and their counterparts in Australia, including professional, cultural, educational, sporting and other groups
- We raise awareness about NES, its history, needs, challenges and achievements, with specific groups and communities and with the general public
- We advocate for NES – for the systematic provision of humanitarian aid and for appropriate recognition of AANES as an autonomous political entity