Turkey among new donors shaking up humanitarian aid

Mogadishu (Keydmedia) - Turkey has landed itself a spot among emerging donors on the international humanitarian aid scene, most evidently in its outpouring of support to famine-stricken Somalia.
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Turkey among new donors shaking up humanitarian aid
According to humanitarian aid reports made to the United Nations between 2006 and 2010, the country ranks among the top 10 new donors in terms of international humanitarian aid.

Where most foreign volunteers do not dare to tread the streets of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Turkish aid workers have been driving in the streets, swimming in the sea and praying in local mosques.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an visited Somalia last August, the first head of a non-African state to do so for nearly 20 years. Turkey has since opened an embassy, started work on an international airport, offered Somalis scholarships to study in Turkey and made plans to build a new hospital.

According to the Prime Ministry

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