Turkish embassy in Baku collects 251,266 USD for Somalia

Embassy executives told AA correspondent that the embassy launched an aid campaign and Turkish businessmen living in Azerbaijan also contributed to the campaign.

Turkish embassy in Baku collects 251,266 USD for Somalia

Turkish Embassy in Baku collected 251,266 USD in an aid campaign for famine and poverty stricken Somalia.

Embassy executives told AA correspondent that the embassy launched an aid campaign and Turkish businessmen living in Azerbaijan also contributed to the campaign.

The 251,266 USD of aid was transferred to the bank account opened by Turkish Prime Ministry to help Somalia, executives 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.

AA

Last Mod: 17 Eylül 2011, 11:24
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