Turkish people have so far collected a total of 373.39 million Turkish liras ($212.6 million) in donations for Somalia, the Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) announced on Friday.
AFAD has collected 84 million TL and Turkish Religious Affairs Authority has collected 136.5 million TL, as 152.9 million TL has been collected in several other campaigns launched across the country, AFAD said.
Turkey has recently initiated a country-wide aid campaign to help Somalia. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Mogadishu and several refugee camps in the country last week, pledging more aid in cash and infrastructure.
Turkey has so far sent 8 planes and 4 ships of humanitarian relief supplies to famine-stricken Somalia.
AALast Mod: 27 Ağustos 2011, 12:03