Large bakery in Kobane
The large-scale bakery built by AVC international aid is officially inaugurated in the presence of the city government and Kurdish television. If the bakery had been opened earlier than planned, the IS would most likely have destroyed it when they invaded the city again. The plant is designed for a processing capacity of 20 tons of flour per day.
However, bread production can only start in the course of 2017, because the borders with Turkey and Iraq are temporarily closed and no aid transports will be able to reach the city for months. By the end of 2017, production can be increased to a processing of seven tons of flour from local cultivation. We distribute the 32,000 loaves of bread in refugee camps in the Kobane region all the way to Raqqa - for many the only food supply.
AVC humanitarian aid employs 32 people in the bakery, mainly widows, who have lost their husbands in the fight against the IS.