A Turkish aid ship will depart from Istanbul for Somalia on August 14.
Somalia aid ship "Gaza" will carry humanitarian assistance comprised of flour, sugar, baby food, rice, corn, pasta, milk powder and medicines as part of the aid campaign initiated by IHH Humanitarian Aid Foundation.
"Gaza" will hoist anchor from Zeyport, proceed to Turkey's southern Mersin port to load some more assistance, and reach Somalia's capital Mogadishu by passing through Suez Canal.
The ship will carry more than 3,000 tons of humanitarian assistance.
"Gaza", after delivering its cargo to Somalia, will proceed to Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, and load new humanitarian assistance for Somalia.
Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) also said in a statement on Saturday a ship carrying humanitarian aid will set sail for Somalia next week.
The U.N. Children's Fund estimates that more than 2 million children are malnourished and in need of lifesaving action in the region.
Last Mod: 14 Ağustos 2011, 12:11