A Turkish aid foundation will construct an orphanage in Somalia, hit by civil wars and drought, a foundation statement said on Tuesday.
The Human Rights and Freedoms (IHH) Humanitarian Aid Foundation will build an orphanage complex in Mogadishu, Somalia that can shelter 200 children.
Around 1,200 children can take education in a school that will be constructed in the complex, expected to cost about 1.3 billion USD.
The complex will have education, accommodation, worship and sports centers, as well as a health clinic, market, and restaurant.
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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