Turkey did not remain in different to famine and thirst caused by drought in Eastern African Countries especially Somalia which started in the summer of 2011. Prime Minister of Turkey H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN has kept the problems of nuisance, starvation, epidemic diseases of Somalia on international agenda and this has provided global attention focus to the region.
Because the precepts of Prime Minister H.E Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, Deputy Prime Ministers H.E Beşir ATALAY and H.E Bekir BOZDAĞ, AFAD conveyed humanitarian aid materials and employees in charge to the Somalia in coordination with General Staff, Ministry of Health, Foreign Ministry, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and Turkish Red Crescent.
Prime Minister H.E Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN and ministers visited and inspected the region and showed Turkey’s support to Somalian people. Directorate General of AFAD, Fuat OKTAY investigated the works on site and obtained information from employees