World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Red Crescent has announced plans to help North Korea on water shortage.
Secretary General of Turkish Red Crescent Muzaffer Komit told a press conference on Monday that they penned a memorandum of understanding with North Korea as they were having hard time to reach clean water after typhoon and floods hit the country.
Komit said that although Turkey and North Korea do not have embassy level relations, they sent humanitarian aid to the country.
Komit said that Turkish Red Crescent established a tent city, a healthcare school, a stadium, a slaughterhouse and a cold storage in Somalia. He also said that with the order of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, they opened a bone burning unit to cremate the bones on the streets. He added that "Turkey Endowment Project" has been prepared under the auspices of Turkish President Abdullah Gul.
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Komit said that they signed a five-year agreement with Myanmar Red Cross, sent food and restored damaged houses as part of it. He said that they were planning to build permanent houses for Rakhine Muslims who were residing at the camps, as well as launching agricultural projects that would enable them to feed themselves.
He said that Turkish Red Crescent had been spending 1 to 1.5 million USD per day at the camps where almost 90,000 Syrian refugees stay. He said that they were able to provide service up to 200,000 refugees but they saw it as Turkey's priority to solve that problem.
Komit also said that Turkish Red Crescent had been providing service in Akcakale, where Syrian forces shelled last week, with 106 personnel and 44 vehicles.
He said that Turkish Red Crescent had been continuing to produce non-combustible tents and planning to increase the tent capacity to 150,000.
Established in 1868, the Turkish Red Crescent, a charitable organization known for its international aid efforts, has established itself as an agency that assists all people in need regardless of location for the last 144 years.
The Turkish Red Crescent provides humanitarian assistance to people who are in need due to natural disasters such as earthquake, flood, famine, drought, war, hurricane, tsunami or other reasons throughout the world.
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