Flood-hit Bosnia continuing to receive Turkish aid

Turkish associations are continuing to send tons of humanitarian aid to flood-hit Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Flood-hit Bosnia continuing to receive Turkish aid

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey has sent an aid package of household goods for Bosnia-Herzegovina to help the country cope with the aftermath of the worst floods in the Balkans in decades.

"Turkey has not only helped Bosnia which we have close cultural, religious and historical links but has also helped each country that experiences grief," said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, participating in a ceremony in Bursa city, on Sunday, during which humanitarian aid was sent to Bosnian flood victims. 

"Turkey will continue to help any country without any cultural or religious discrimination," Arinc added.

The Turkish Red Crescent Society officials distributed 35 tons of food in total along with cleaning and building materials.

On Saturday, the Turkish and Bosnian American community in the United States started a fund drive for the victims of the flood-hit Balkans.

Ali Cinar, a representative of the Turkish-American community said that around $10,000 had been raised.

The European Union also announced last Wednesday a 65-billion euro aid package for the region.

At least 76 people died in the Balkans in May in the worst floods the region has experienced in 120 years. 

 

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