Turkey preparing another aid package to Pakistan

Turkey will send another package of humanitarian aid to flood-struck Pakistan.

Turkey preparing another aid package to Pakistan

 

Turkey will send another package of humanitarian aid to flood-struck Pakistan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday, "Turkish relief agency, the Red Crescent, and the Ministry of Health have provided the aid material requested by Pakistan in an effort to heal the wounds of the worst flood disaster in the history of the Pakistani nation."

"The aid will be sent to Pakistan by three cargo planes of the Turkish Airlines on August 13 and 17. Turkey will continue extending support to Pakistan in this difficult period," the Ministry added.

Earlier, Turkey's Red Crescent distributed 35 tones of humanitarian aid consisting of food packages, blankets, sleeping bags and beds to the victims of the disaster. Also, Turkey donated 5 million USD to Pakistan. Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Babur Hizlan presented the cheque to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan.

Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rain have scoured Pakistan's Indus river basin, killing more than 1,600 people, forcing 2 million from their homes and disrupting the lives of about 14 million people.

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Last Mod: 12 Ağustos 2010, 09:44
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