The Turkish Red Crescent Society on Tuesday sent 200 units of what is called "Mevlana house" -- a large tent that can provide long-term shelter for a four-member family -- to the victims of devastating floods in Pakistan.
The tents, which costs nearly 2,700 USD each, are resilient to harsh winter conditions and they can provide housing for at least two years, a Red Crescent official said.
Pakistan's worst-ever floods killed at least 1,600 people and displaced more than 20 million.
As many as 17 million acres of farm land have been submerged and billions of dollars of crops destroyed, Pakistani authorities announced earlier.
So far, Turkey has sent and $10 million financial aid and 244 tons of relief support that included vaccines, medicine, medical stuff.
Turkey has sent as well a 42-member medical team, two fully equipped mobile hospitals, an ambulance, and a 4x4 truck for medical rescue efforts.
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