Keyword: Humanitarian aid

Kimse Yok Mu to build 4 schools in Sudan

Turkish aid organization Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There) has laid the foundation for the Kimse Yok Mu Education and Culture Complex, which contains four schools, to be built in South Darfur, Sudan. 2 May 2011 / TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL South Darfur Governor Abdu-Elhameed Musa Kasha, Turkey’s Ambassador to Sudan Yusuf Kenan Küçük and Kimse […]

Meat Distribution during the Feast of Sacrifice

Kimse Yok Mu humanitarian aid organization, a Hizmet-initiative, distributed meat to more that 230,000 families in about 45 different countries during the recent Feast of Sacrifice celebrations. Feast of Sacrifice is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. […]

Turkey donation by Turkish Cultural Center Albany

Joanne Dwyer, left, director of food industry relations and business development for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Veysel Ucan, center, executive director of the Turkish Cultural Center Albany, and State Assemblyman Bob Reilly participate in a news conference on Tuesday at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York in Albany. Members […]

Ebru TV telethon collects nearly $800,000 for victims of Turkey quake

US Representatives from Texas to Hawaii, senators, Assembly members from New York to Florida, artists, singers, journalists, celebrities from NY, Connecticut to Hollywood called Ebru TV to join the fundraising.

Turkish charities wrap up preparations for upcoming Eid al-Adha

ALYSON NEEL, İSTANBUL Turkish charity groups are putting the final touches on preparations to help the less fortunate both in Turkey and across the globe during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), which begins on Nov. 6. It is that time of year again in Turkey, as aid organizations such as […]

Samanyolu TV, Kimse Yok Mu raise TL 65 million for quake victims

A total of TL 65,056,527 ($37 million) was donated during a live fundraising telecast on local Samonyolu TV channels and radio stations. More than 9,000 people reached out in support of the earthquake victims by sending SMS text messages during the telethon.

Turkey rolls up sleeves to reach out to needy at home, abroad on Eid al-Adha

18 October 2011, Tuesday / TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL In his latest speech broadcast on the herkul.org website, prominent Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen called on Turks to donate sacrificial animals to hunger-stricken African countries, but also recommended people not neglect Turkey’s impoverished Southeast. Turkish charity groups are once again preparing to help the less fortunate […]

Turkish charities in Somalia for long haul

02 October 2011, Sunday / ALYSON NEEL Kimse Yok Mu’s healthcare teams traveled to Somalia three times in the last two months to provide emergency health services and bring medical equipment and medicine to the region. In Benadir State Hospital, the largest hospital in Somalia, the gynecology and pediatric units were handed over to Kimse […]

Somalia’s brightest compete for education in Turkey

Youth in the Somali capital of Mogadishu formed long lines in front of schools this week as they competed for a slot in a rapidly expanding student exchange program sponsored by the Turkish relief organization Kimse Yok Mu. The organization is planning to provide scholarships for 350 new students from the famine-stricken nation. Bilal Çelik, […]

309 Somali students come to Turkey for education

İbrahim thanked the Turkish people and the government for their support and said that there is a particular need for education in Somalia. Kimse Yok Mu has done much for the country, İbrahim added, and he said that he has faith that aid will continue in the future.

Fethullah Gülen calls for ‘bridges of peace’ in Eid al-Fitr remarks

“Bridges of peace should be built,” said Gülen, adding that occasions such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha could be used for such a purpose. “We need to show that we have no prejudice against anyone. We ought to respect all,” he said, emphasizing that this is an obligation under Islam.

Hunger…

At the fast-breaking dinner, a message by Fethullah Gülen was read to the audience. He, in his message, referred to the famines in Somalia and other parts of the African continent, adding that the Ramadan mood was not so joyous this year because of the ongoing tragedy there.

Gülen donates $15,000 to Japan victims

Muslim preacher Fethullah Gülen has donated $15,000 to support post-disaster relief efforts in Japan, which was shaken by a magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunamis last week.

Construction of Turkish hospital in Haiti begins

Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There), a Turkish charitable association, has laid the foundation for a 46-bed hospital in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince’s Croix-des-Bouquets district, which has a population of 500,000. An estimated 200,000 people died in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, in January when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck. Hunger […]

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