Turkey sends another plane carrying aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan
On Monday, Ankara dispatched another plane to Islamabad carrying aid for flood victims in Pakistan, according to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD).
As AFAD stated, Turkey continues to offer a helping hand in Pakistan, where floods have affected millions of citizens. According to AFAD, a total of 23 people, including 12 AFAD officers, a three-person medical professional and eight non-profit officials, are working in Pakistan to coordinate aid distribution.
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As quoted by Turkish media, so far Turkey has sent 14 planes and 12 “kindness trains” carrying disaster relief supplies to Pakistan.
In addition to this, over 25,000 tents, 409,000 food parcels, cleaning supplies, 38,000 blankets, beds and pillows, over 2.2 million pieces of medical equipment, two mobile health units and 50 boats engines have already been donated to help Pakistan cope with the floods.
As Pakistan grapples with a disastrous flood that killed more than 1,583 people, destroyed 803,400 homes and partially damaged more than 1.21 million properties, Turkey has been of great help, according to the National Authority for Pakistan disaster management.