World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkey's Red Crescent Society will distribute the meat of sacrificed animals on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, one of the two major holidays in Islamic belief.
The organization seeks to apply a new model of aid distribution in 2013 which will enable needy people to receive meat all the year round, instead of only during Eid al-Adha.
Religious officials, veterinarians and notaries will accompany the people in charge of sacrificing the livestock, Turkish Red Crescent President Ahmet Lutfi Akar told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive.
Akar explained that people wishing to donate to the needy could appoint a person as proxy to perform the sacrifice service and to deliver the meats to Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Akar also expressed his belief that the Turkish Red Crescent would set a record in 2013 with their Eid al-Adha campaign, whose motto is "May the blessing of Eid al-Adha last all year long."
The Turkish Red Crescent, affiliated with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, is the largest humanitarian organization in Turkey and has provided the service of livestock sacrifice by proxy since 2007.
It was founded as "Hilâl-i Ahmer Cemiyeti" under the Ottoman Empire in 1868, before being renamed "Kizilay" by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1935 after the foundation of the Republic of Turkey.Last Mod: 09 Ekim 2013, 14:13