Turkey sends 22 tons food aid to Libya

Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Situation Management said Turkey sent two military cargo planes to Libya, loaded with 22 tons of food stuff worth almost 200,000 Turkish liras.

Turkey sends 22 tons food aid to Libya

Turkey sent on Saturday 22 tons of food stuff to Libya to meet urgent needs.

Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Situation Management (AFAD) said Turkey sent two military cargo planes to Libya, loaded with 22 tons of food stuff worth almost 200,000 Turkish liras (112,296 USD).

"We have learned that almost 10,000 people were stranded in Bani Walid region, and they need urgent food," AFAD statement said.

The statement said Turkey then sent the food stuff to Libya, and the aid would be parachuted in Bani Walid city since there was not any airport there.

In its statement, AFAD also said Turkey would continue to extend humanitarian aid in case of any need.

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