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Local Kurdish Community Continues Providing Aid For Refugees

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Local Kurdish Community Continues Providing Aid For Refugees

CREATED Sep 1, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As concerns over the ISIS threat rise in the Middle East, the Kurdish Community in Davidson County has stepped up to do whatever it can to help civilians caught in the conflict.

Nashville has the largest Kurdish population in the United States and a humanitarian drive called, "All for Kurdistan," organized by the Salahadeen Center has been wildly successful.

So far, the center has collected about 700 boxes of medical supplies, clothes, blankets, tents and hygiene products.

The donations will be shipped to refugee camps and mosques in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq to help refugees. That region of the country and its people have been caught in the sights of Islamic State militants. 

Many forced to flee their homes are family members of those in Nashville.

“I was a child when we fled, I was a baby. I lived my early childhood years in a refugee camp and feeling so I can relate,” said Remziya Suleyman.

Donations are still being accepted for the drive. For more information, visit the center’s website.