Turkish companies cancel iftar programs to donate for Africa

Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Center announced that the center would not host showy fast-breaking meals at luxurious places from now on, it would host meals for poor people.

Turkish companies cancel iftar programs to donate for Africa

Several companies, foundations and associations cancelled their fast-breaking meals and announced that they would make donations to aid campaigns for Africa.

Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Center announced that the center would not host showy fast-breaking meals at luxurious places from now on, it would host meals for poor people.

Engin Koklucinar, the head of the center said, "we will not host showy fast-breaking meals from now on. Our first fast-breaking meal will be held for poor and elder people at Okmeydani."

Meanwhile, Petkim, the biggest chemicals maker of Turkey, cancelled its fast-breaking meal and decided to donate to aid campaigns for Africa instead.

Turkish people have donated over 42 million Turkish lira in an effort to help Somali people suffering from severe shortage of food and water.

Prime Ministry Directorate of Disaster and Emergency Management said that Turkish people donated 42.12 million TL at bank accounts opened by the Prime Ministry and the Directorate of Religious Affairs.

According to the UN reports, some 12 million people face death because of famine and drought in the Horn of Africa.

Turkey has dispatched last Monday 50 tons of food and medical supplies and another cargo plane is set to take off on Thursday with 40 tons of aid supply.

A Turkish vessel is also scheduled to set sail to Somalia next week to carry 5 thousand tons of food and medical aid.

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Last Mod: 11 Ağustos 2011, 11:38
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