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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

Turkish Humanitarian Aid Ship Sets Sail For Yemen 10 July 2017

#BeTheHope, the Turkish humanitarian aid ship which left the port of İskenderun yesterday, is carrying flour, medicine, relief supplies and mobile hospitals for the conflict-ridden Yemen.

A ship carrying humanitarian aid worth $8.5 million departed for Yemen with the support and contributions of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), The Ministry of Health, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Turkish Grain Board (TMO) and Turkish Red Crescent from a southern Turkish port yesterday.

High-level officials, including Veysi Kaynak, Deputy Prime Minister, M. Halis Bilden, AFAD President, Kerem Kınık, the President of Turkish Red Crescent, Erdal Ata, the Governor of Hatay and Abdullah Ali Fadhel Al Saadi, the ambassador of Yemen to Ankara attended a ceremony to see off the vessel sent as part of the "Become Hope For Yemen" campaign. Along with 10 thousand tons of flour, medicines, medical equipment and relief supplies, the vessel is carrying two fully equipped mobile hospitals. It is scheduled to arrive in Yemen in a week.

Veysi Kaynak said in a speech at the port that they mobilized their efforts after learning the fate awaiting 300,000 children in Yemen, who would have died of cholera and hunger a few months ago, and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spearheaded the efforts to reach out to them.

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