Donations have reached 40 million Turkish lira (nearly $22.5 million) in aid campaign launched by Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs to help African people suffering from severe shortage of food and water.
Zeki Sayar from the Directorate of Religious Affairs told the A.A, "donations have so far reached 40 million TL in the aid campaign launched by our directorate, the Turkish Religious Foundation and the Turkish relief agency Red Crescent to help draught-hit African nations. Our target is to reach 100 million TL by the end of the Ramadan Feast."
"Africa lives through the worst draught of the last six decades. Millions of people face death because of famine. Our people rushed to African people's assistance. Muslim people's holy month of Ramadan has a great impact on the aid campaign. Ramadan is the month of solidarity among people," he added.
AALast Mod: 13 Ağustos 2011, 15:02