Turkey sends aid materials to Somalia in plane, ship

AFAD also said that a cargo plane from Ankara carried a field hospital and 40 tonnes of medicines and medical equipment to Somalia.

Turkey sends aid materials to Somalia in plane, ship

Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) announced Tuesday that they sent humanitarian aid materials to famine stricken Somalia in a plane and a ship.

In a statement posted on their web site, AFAD said that a ship left the southern port of Mersin for Somalia carrying one ambulance, two fully equipped mobile hospitals, 45 tonnes of medicines, kitchen equipment, materials for bread oven, 217 tonnes of food items and drilling equipment.

AFAD also said that a cargo plane from Ankara carried a field hospital and 40 tonnes of medicines and medical equipment to Somalia.

AFAD has so far sent a total of nine planes and five ships to Somalia. AFAD has sent around 13,000 tonnes of humanitarian assistance worth 42 million Turkish liras (TL).

AFAD said that their assistance to Somalia would continue.

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