Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Turkey gives food aid to 1,500 Ethiopian families

(May 30, (Anadolu Agency))--Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation (TDV) has provided about 40 tons of food aid to 1,500 families in northeastern Ethiopia’s Afar province, according to a directorate official.

In January, Ethiopian authorities said 5.6 million people in the Horn of Africa states were in dire need of emergency relief supplies following drought in several parts of the country inhabited mainly by cattle herders.
TDV Project Manager Yuksel Sezgin told Anadolu Agency in the capital Addis Ababa late Sunday the directorate was providing food aid in 65 countries and 278 regions during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Sezgin said Afar province had suffered a lot due to the recent drought in the region and added that people from the region were thankful to Turkey for the food aid. "People say they are pleased to see that their Muslim Turkish brothers are with them during Ramadan," he said. Read more from Anadolu Agency »

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