Despite US-led airstrikes on the Syrian border town of Kobani, Kurdish forces are in desperate need of reinforcements and ISIL extremists continue their advance.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Syrians, mostly Kurds, are attempting to flee fighters from the Islamic State militant movement, pouring over the border into Turkey.
There are calls for a humanitarian corridor to be opened between the Turkish border and Kobani to allow the wounded out and fresh supplies and fighters in. Turkey has so far refused.
Turkey has been reluctant to help the Kurds after several decades battling the Turkish Kurdish PKK party, which is listed as a terrorist group by Turkey and its Western allies.
This entry was posted in Humanitarian Aid by Grant Montgomery.