Turkish PM's wife to visit flood-hit Pakistan

Emine Erdogan, wife of the Turkish prime minister, is set to pay next week a visit to flood-hit Pakistan.

Turkish PM's wife to visit flood-hit Pakistan

Emine Erdogan, wife of the Turkish prime minister, is set to pay next week a visit to flood-hit Pakistan.

Erdogan will deliver to Pakistani officials funds to be raised in a fast breaking dinner in Istanbul scheduled for Friday, organized by an association of Turkish businesswomen.

Erdogan will be accompanied by a large group of women from Turkish civil society organizations and business world on her visit.

Pakistan's worst-ever floods killed at least 1,600 people and displaced more than 20 million.

As many as 17 million acres of farm land have been submerged and billions of dollars of crops destroyed, Pakistani authorities announced earlier.

So far, Turkey has sent and $10 million financial aid and 244 tons of relief support that included vaccines, medicine, medical stuff to Pakistan.

Turkey has sent as well a 42-member medical team, two fully equipped mobile hospitals, an ambulance, and a 4x4 truck for medical rescue efforts.

Turkey's Red Crescent Society was also poised to build in to Nowshare five hundred Mevlana houses -- larger tents which provide long-term protection for victims.


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