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Turkey launches nationwide aid campaign for Rohingya 19 September 2017

Several aid agencies, including Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Turkish Red Crescent and Diyanet Foundation are involved in campaign.

Several aid agencies, including Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, Turkish Red Crescent and Diyanet Foundation are involved in campaign.

Turkish aid agencies on Monday launched a nationwide aid campaign for Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state.

Speaking at a press conference in Ankara, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said that a number of institutions, including the Turkish Red Crescent, Turkiye Diyanet Foundation, and the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), are involved in the major campaign.

"Turkey is determined to build temporary shelters and camps to support the children, women, elderly and families in the area," he said.

Akdag also decried the approach of the UN, which he described as setting up meetings, releasing condemnations, and dragging the issue out.

"We will not take such an approach," Akdag said.

People wanting to donate 10 Turkish liras (approx. $3) can do so by sending an SMS with the word "ARAKAN" (meaning Rakhine) to 1866 or else through bank transfers.

For your donations:

T.C. ZİRAAT BANKASI KAMU GİRİŞİMCİ ŞUBESİ

TL IBAN No: TR14 0001 0025 3355 5555 5550 84

USD IBAN No: TR84 0001 0025 3355 5555 5550 85

EURO IBAN No: TR57 0001 0025 3355 5555 5550 86

Swift Code No: TCZBTR2A

 

For more details, visit arakanasahipcik.org.

 

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