Turkey pledges $150mn Somalia aid

Ankara (Keydmedia) - Turkey has pledged USD 150 million in humanitarian aid to the Somali government as the African nation struggles with the most catastrophic famine in decades.
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Somali government officials in the capital Mogadishu confirmed the donation on Wednesday.

Turkey has also dispatched a cargo plane carrying a field hospital and 30 tons of relief aid to Somalia.

Meanwhile, representatives from nearly 40 of the 57 member countries of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) pledged in a Wednesday emergency meeting on Somalia in Istanbul to donate around USD 350 million to assist with famine relief efforts in the African nation.

Kazakhstan has also made an offer of USD 500,000 in aid to crisis-hit Somalia.


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