14 March 2013

Somalia: Turkish Aid Ship Headed for Somalia

The Turkish Red Crescent sent a ship loaded with food and construction materials to Somalia on Wednesday (March 13th), Turkey's Anatolia News Agency reported.

"We want to make Somalia a more liveable country," said Utku Calim, the official in charge of international programmes for the Turkish Red Crescent. "Within this context, we have loaded about 11,000 tonnes of supplies."

Supplies on board include heavy construction equipment, concrete and paving stone supplies, 2,700 relief supply kits, five tonnes of sugar, five tonnes of flour, canned food, furniture, air conditioners, garbage dumpsters and a water pump.

The ship is expected to reach Mogadishu's port in 15 days, with unloading the supplies expected to take another 15 days, Calim said.

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