Turkey to send aid to flood-hit Albania / PHOTO

The Turkish Red Crescent will send humanitarian aid to flood-stricken Albania, Anadolu news agency said.

Turkey to send aid to flood-hit Albania / PHOTO

The Turkish Red Crescent will send humanitarian aid to flood-stricken Albania, Anadolu news agency said.



The Turkish Red Crescent will send humanitarian assistance including 350 parcels of food, seven parcels of medicine and an expert staff to Albania after a flood disaster.

The floods have been caused by torrential rainfall which started in late December and are still continuing. The situation has been exacerbated by high levels in three dams on the Drini River, from which the Government has been forced to release substantial amounts of water for safety reasons. The regions of Shkodra and Lezha are the most affected.



Floods evacuated some 4,000 people in Lezha and Shkodra. About 10,270 hectares of farmland have been flooded and nearly 10,000 livestock are at risk.

 

Due to serious damages to the water supply system, many in the flooded communities do not have access to drinking water. Agricultural and transportation infrastructure has been damaged making the area around Shkodra accessible only by small boats.



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