Turkey's capital collects 19.2 mln TL aid for Somalia

A governor's office statement said the office launched an aid campaign for Somalia after the Prime Ministry released a circular on August 6, 2011.

Turkey's capital collects 19.2 mln TL aid for Somalia

Ankara Governor's Office has collected 19.2 million Turkish liras-TL (10.7 million USD) of aid for famine-stricken Somalia.

A governor's office statement said the office launched an aid campaign for Somalia after the Prime Ministry released a circular on August 6, 2011.

"We have collected 19.2 million TL in the aid campaign as of Friday," the statement said.

Somalia is currently faced with one of the worst droughts in the past 60 years.

The epicenter of the drought lies on the three-way border shared by Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, a nomadic region where families heavily depend on the health of their livestock. Uganda and Djibouti have also been hit by the disaster.

Tens of thousands of people have so far been displaced due to the humanitarian situation in the region.

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