Turkish company in Somalia donates 50.000$ for drought affected Somali people

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A Turkish company who administer Somali’s biggest port in Somalia (Albayrak) has donated over 50.000 US Dollars to drought affected Somali people as the famine looming.

Drought emergency committee of Somalia received that money on Thursday. Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Salad Somali religious leader said that they received 50.000 US dollars from Turkish company.

Over 50% Somali population are in need Humanitarian assistant as the drought hit 11 regions including hugely affected Southwestern state of Bay region. Over 110 people dead for hunger and water-borne disease such as Cholera outbreak in 48 hours last week.

Turkey has provided Somalia with humanitarian aid worth 456 million Turkish liras ($121.9 million) since 2011, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said Thursday according to Turkish News Agency [Anadolu Agency]

AFAD contributed 255 million liras ($68.1 million) worth of aid while the Turkish Red Crescent provided 176 million liras ($47 million) and the Religious Affairs Directorate gave 25 million liras ($6.7 million).

The aid was made up of 43,946 tons of food, 10,320 tons of clothes, 48 prefabricated homes, 12,400 blankets and 649 tons of medical supplies.

Mogadishu airport, water projects, hospitals, schools and mosques benefited from the aid, AFAD added.

According to the annual Global Humanitarian Assistance report, Turkey was the second-largest donor of humanitarian assistance last year.  listen the the Audio b

 

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The author is a senior freelance journalist based Somali capital Mogadishu