World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey has delivered aid and food packages during the holy month of Ramadan to 11,000 refugee families fleeing Boko Haram and the drought in Chad, according to its top disaster management body.
The Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said in a statement on Monday the Central African country “is experiencing drought and also trying to cope with the influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.”
The aid amounted to 1 million Turkish liras ($345) and each family received food such as rice, sugar, flour, pasta, tomato paste and oil, said the AFAD statement.
“AFAD on behalf of Turkey extended a helping hand to the country which is in difficult times,” the statement said.
Turkey was ranked third in the list of countries with the most international humanitarian work in 2012 and 2013, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, TIKA, says in its Turkish Development Assistance 2013 report -- the latest such figures from the agency.
In recent years, Chad has been facing security problems from the Nigeria-based Boko Haram militant group.
Chad hosts some 438,000 refugees, including 350,000 from Sudan, 90,000 from the Central African Republic and around 13,000 from Nigeria, according to the UNHCR.
Chancellor-designate Sebastian Kurz has not ruled out ruling coalition with anti-immigrant Freedom Party
In big win for Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign, official sentenced over abuse of office totaling $4.4M
Law forces removal of niqabs, burkas while riding municipal buses
Army also takes 2 oil fields in disputed area of Mosul, bringing number of captured oil fields to 44
Army retakes several districts from al-Shabaab, terrorist group blamed for last Saturday's deadly attack
New offensive, reportedly to launch Saturday, aims to drive fighters from their strongholds
We urge Iraqi government to calm situation by limiting federal forces’ movements in disputed areas, the spokesperson says
Tillerson, speaking one week after President Donald Trump refused to certify the Iran nuclear deal and left its fate to the US Congress, said that he would address European allies' business concerns.
Until Spain's Senate convenes to discuss the government's move to start imposing direct control over Catalonia Puigdemont "can change course, can return to constitutional legality," Martinez-Maillo said.
One of the organisers said "more than 10,000" people turned out for the march to the trades union congress building. No official figure was immediately available.
The inspection was related to "concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices," a statement said.
Borut Pahor being tipped to return as president for second 5-year term
"We have reached a critical point," Rajoy told a press conference following an EU leaders summit in Brussels that backed his conservative government.
Just 40,000 people live on Canvey Island in Essex, a 40-minute train ride from London but a world apart from the British capital.