In a statement on the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Kobani in western (Syrian) Kurdistan following a recent offensive by the Islamic State (IS), the PDKI calls on neighboring states to open their borders for the thousands of Kurds who have fled the area. The PDKI also calls on the international community and, in particular, the United Nations to aid the Kurdish refugees.
Following their defeat in South (Iraqi) Kurdistan, the terrorist forces of the Islamic State (IS) have for the past two days carried out attacks against the Kurdish city of Kobani and its surrounding areas. This has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. Approximately 5000 Kurds have fled the area.
In its statement, the PDKI condemns these attacks by IS against Kurdish civilians. The PDKI also pledges to support the Kurdish people in West Kurdistan in every way it can.
“It is imperative,” the statement reads, “that in this delicate situation all Kurdish forces coordinate their efforts to push back IS in order to protect the population of Kobani.”
“It is the duty of every Kurd and all Kurdish organizations to support the refugees from Kobani and surrounding areas,” the PDKI adds in its statement.
The PDKI also calls on neighboring states to open their borders for the Kurdish refugees. The PDKI further calls on the international community and, in particular, the United Nations to aid the refugees.