IHH Sends Emergency Aid to East Africa and Yemen
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation continues humanitarian relief operations in five continents and 135 countries without discriminating in terms of race, religion, or denomination. IHH has recently launched a campaign for emergency aid to Somalia, Southern Sudan and Yemen, which are affected by drought and conflict. While 110 wells are under construction in East African countries 500 families have received food aid in conjunction with the campaign.
110 New Wells in East Africa
IHH teams started working on to open 40 wells in Somalia where the drought is most severely felt, 30 wells in Darfur, 10 wells in Kenya, 20 wells in Ethiopia, and 10 wells in Djibouti.
Thanks to the ongoing support of its donors IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has opened 2.680 wells in East African countries primarily in those struggling with drought such as Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya.
So the number of wells that IHH opened around the world reached 5.984.
Emergency Aid to 4.000 Families from Southern Sudan
IHH teams who went to Southern Sudan to coordinate the aid operations in the field started working in capital Juba. They are distributing food hampers each 27 kg that includes corn flour, wheat flour, vegetable oil, rice, sugar and beans.
IHH East Africa Department coordinator Ismail Songür, who is heading the team, said “If donors keep up their support we are planning to deliver aid to bigger number of people here.”
“We have carried out our aid in Mahad and Don Bosco camps located in Juba, capital of Sourthern Sudan. We have delivered emergency aid to 4.000 people living in the camps. Moreover we are planning to deliver aid to internally displaced people from Bentui region. Because the central government has totally collapsed here the need is greater. We hope to receive support from charitable donors,” he added.
Aid Delivered to 500 families in Yemen
14,4 million people need food and potable water in Yemen plagued by civil war. There are over 3 million internally displaced people who need safe shelters. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation carries out humanitarian operations nonstop in the region
In conjunction with the aid campaign launched for Yemen IHH delivered food aid to 500 families in Sana, and Amran.
New Aid on the Way
IHH is geared up to increase the aid with the support of donors.
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