Turkish aid ship departs for Somalia

Donations made under a campaign launched by Turkish Red Crescent for drought and famine-hit Africa exceeded 46 million Turkish Lira.

Turkish aid ship departs for Somalia

A Turkish aid ship departed from Istanbul for Somalia on Friday.

The ship, coordinated by Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD), carries the assistance of Turkish Religious Affairs Department and Turkish Red Crescent.

The ship, "Burak A", carries foodstuffs, health equipment, tents, blankets as well as eight fully equipped ambulances, six generators, four land vehicles, a personnel minibus and a forklift.

Meanwhile, donations made under a campaign launched by Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay) for drought and famine-hit Africa exceeded 46 million Turkish Lira.

Donations have come through SMS, internet, bank accounts and Red Crescent's Call Center.

The aid campaign began in an attempt to help famine stricken Africa.

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Last Mod: 19 Ağustos 2011, 15:51
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