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Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

Friendly hand from Turkey to Sudan 30 November -1


Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has donated 10 thousand tons of wheat to Sudan where 5.5 million people are struggling with hunger.

A ship carrying 10 thousand tons of wheat that set sail for Sudan on June 3 was welcomed at Port Sudan by AFAD humanitarian aid officials and Sudanese authorities.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Port Sudan, Deputy Province Governor Ahmed Muhammed said, “Turkey showed its fellowship again and did not forget its brothers in Sudan. Sudanese people will never forget this beautiful act. We are very happy about the care Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has displayed for our country.”

Meanwhile, Acting Ambassador of Turkey in Hartum Osman Batuhan Batu said that deep rooted relations between Turkey and Sudan have gained momentum after President Erdoğan’s visit to the country.

Batu stated, "From past to present, we have offered our helping hand to fellow country Sudan in many fields varying from health to education. Recently, we are planning to make wheat and diesel donations. As a first stage of this plan, Turkey has sent 10 thousand tons of wheat.”

Wheat will be distributed to 16 provinces

AFAD International Relations and Humanitarian Aid Group Director Murat Uyar said in his statement to the Anatolian News Agency that AFAD has offered its helping hand to Sudan like it did in Somali, Arakan and Palestine.

Noting that the ship has arrived to Port Sudan following a 13 day journey, Uyar stated, “Sudanese authorities delivered 10 thousand tons of wheat after completing necessary procedures at the port. These will be distributed to our Sudanese brothers living in 16 different provinces of the country.”

Uyar added that in addition to humanitarian aid activities, AFAD has been carrying out emergency and disaster management activities in 56 countries of the world.

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