Turkey Delivers Aid to Central African Refugees 21 December 2016
AFAD humanitarian team dispatched to Chad to provide humanitarian aid to the refugees from Central African Republic.
AFAD team distributed 6500 food parcels to mainly vulnerable groups in the region.
The amount of humanitarian aid equals to $150 thousand.
The Most Generous Country - Turkey
According to the Global Humanitarian Aid Report, Turkey is the 2nd largest contributor to humanitarian relief and “the most generous country” in the world.
Turkey gave the most humanitarian assistance as a percentage of gross national income at %0.37 the report shows.
The report also shows the international humanitarian assistance in total reached $28 billion last year from $25.1 billion in 2014. Turkey's humanitarian assistance makes up %11 of the total aid.
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