KAYSERI, Turkey (AA) - The Turkish Red Crescent will provide food assistance, worth 2.5 million Turkish liras ($860,000) abroad during Ramadan, the institution said.
Chairman of the Turkish Red Crescent, Kerem Kinik spoke to Anadolu Agency on Tuesday to detail the aid they will cater in the Muslim holy month of fasting.
Kinik said 20,000 packages of food had been delivered to 100,000 people inside and outside Turkey during Ramadan in 2015.
"The Turkish Red Crescent will reach 500,000 people this year inside and outside Turkey with 100,000 packages of food during Ramadan," he said.
"We, as the Turkish Red Crescent, will deliver 1,000 packages of food to Pakistan, 15,000 to Gaza, 2,200 to Bangladesh 1,700 to Iraq, 100 to Kazakhstan, 1,500 to Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1,500 to Serbia and 2,000 to Afghanistan," Kinik added.
Kinik also underlined that the Turkish Red Crescent will continue to provide assistance in Somalia during Ramadan.
"We will give hot meals to 7,500 people [...] in Somalia," he said.
"We will also continue to meet the needs of Syrians in Turkey and will send aid to Syria," Kinik added.