Malaysian relief groups distribute 16,000 liters of diesel among Syrian refugees

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Gaziantep, Turkey : Muslim Volunteer Malaysia (MVM) and Global Peace Mission (GPM) contributed 16,000 liters of diesel to 800 Syrian refugee families living in the conflict zone of Jarabulus, in northern Syria, on the border with Turkey.

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The fuel supply of 20 liters per family was channeled through a winter mission by MVM and GPM at two refugee camps in Jarabulus on Saturday. The MVM-GPM team, which entered Syria via the Turkish-controlled Karkamış border gate on Friday, became Malaysia’s first to deliver aid at the Al Saraya and Al Zaugharah refugee camps in Jarabulus.

GPM volunteer, Hasrol Sazli Abdul Khail, said diesel supply was crucial for refugees during winter to operate heaters. “The 20-liter diesel supply will last them up to a month,” he told a BERNAMA correspondent covering the mission here.

The extreme cold weather in the area has severely affected the lives of Syrian refugees, with reports stating it has claimed the lives of several children.

MVM President Muhammad Jantan said he was grateful the first phase of the mission went well, pointing out that the organization will continue with the second phase by delivering winter kits to refugee families at the Turkish-Syrian border.IINA

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