President of turkish Red Crescent in Somalia for humanitarian visit

by admin | Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 | 277 views

26 March 2017 (SofoNews) – Turkish Red Crescent delivered one ton of humanitarian aid to Mogadishu, Somalia on Friday as the Turkish Red crescent president in Somalia for Humanitarian visit.

 Turkish ambassador to Somalia, Olgan Bekar, said the Red Crescent and other aid organizations from Turkey would play a leading role in the fight against famine.

Bekar added that Turkey and its agencies would urgently deliver aid to the region.

Mehmet Gulluoglu, the Red Crescent’s director general, said the delivery was only a small part of their campaign in Somalia.

Gulluoglu added that Turkey was in cooperation with government agencies as well as the Somalia National Drought Committee to identify the most affected areas.

Red crescent president and his officials are paying visit to internal displaced camps in Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday.

Noting Turkey’s aid role during the 2011 Somalia famine, Gulluoglu said Turkey would intensify its efforts to prevent the situation from turning into a humanitarian crisis.

A member of the Somalia National Drought Committee, Sheikh Nur Barud Gurhan, thanked Turkey for its help.

According to the UN, more than 20 million people are on the brink of starvation in East Africa, including around 1.4 million children.

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