“Somalis will remember your aid”


Date posted: February 18, 2014

 

MOGADISHU

Kimse Yok Mu Foundation continues its efforts to meet the water, hot meal, clothing and medication needs in Somalia, stricken with terror and famine. The foundation’s school in the capital Mogadishu and scholarships too are aimed at securing a better future for Somalis.

In defiance of the recent accusations by the Turkish daily Sabah, the foundation has earned the locals’ appreciation with its efforts over the past three years in the country. It has turned the country into a practically aid base by providing food, health care and educational assistance in multiple camps across the country. The camp seven was earlier closed by the United Nations for security reasons. İbrahim Abdinur Muhammed, the former person-in-charge at the presently closed camp, which didn’t receive the aid sent from Turkey as Sabah erroneously claimed, spoke to Zaman. “KYM provided us daily hot meal and monthly food packages. Somalis will remember their aid. May God be pleased with them,” he said.

Likewise, Abdi Dirshe, Secretary General at Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs, refuted any affiliation of any kind the person named Kamil Kemal Guller, whom the daily based its accusations on.

KYM’s aid efforts including clothing, food, hot meal distributions and health care services are well underway on a regular basis at Seyidka, Sonikey, Hidaya, Bermuda, Aana, Dikfer camps.

“We’ve been distributing hot meal in the camps. We used to serve in the camp seven too before its closure. These people used to lack toilets, bathrooms and drinking water. They were left in destitution. We have set up soup kitchens and medical centers to provide food and health care services,” Orhan Erdogan, KYM’s “The Orphan” project coordinator, said.

A Turkish General Hospital in Somalia

The foundation launched a general hospital housed in a complex consisting of a school, soup kitchen and residences in Mogadishu two months ago. The hospital serves hundreds daily. Although recently launched, it’s in high demand. The hospital officials said they are soon to operate in full capacity to meet the demand. “I was moved to see the Somalis’ condition when I was back in Turkey. I took the first opportunity to be transferred here and I am so happy to be here now,” said the medical doctor Ibrahim Gok.

The soup kitchen in the complex is serving some 1,500 Somalis in need on a regular basis. The target is 60 thousand at the minimum annually.

KYM has delivered 8 thousand 590 tons of aid supply to Somalia since August 2011. The aid was distributed on a regular basis at the camp seven. Besides the medical aid for over 100 thousand, a total of 495 students received educational assistance. The overall cost reached 8 million 159 thousand Turkish Liras by 2014 February. The former Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed visited the Aid Al-Adha meat distribution center of KYM in 2011 and presented outstanding service award to the foundation officials.

Water wells at service of 90 thousand

The Turkish donors’ also sponsored water wells in the country. 42 water wells in five camps across Mogadishu have been made available to 90 thousand Somalis. KYM medical professionals have served over 100 thousand and provided extensive health examinations. They performed small and medium scale surgeries, circumcision operations, vaccinations and scanning against epidemics.

Excerpted from the article published [in Turkish] on Zaman

Source: HizmetMovement.com , February 18, 2014


Related News

Turkish charity delivers sacrificial meat to 30,000 families in Philippines

UN-affiliated Turkish charity Kimse Yok Mu organized the delivery of sacrificial meat to families in 11 different points of Philippines. Dozens of Turkish volunteers and representatives of Filipino authorities assisted the charity in reaching as many as people in need across the country which was ruined by typhoon Haiyan in November of 2013.

President emphasizes importance of domestic peace for development

President Abdullah Gül has underlined the importance of domestic peace for Turkey to keep up its development, noting that the country should not waste its energy by focusing on “unnecessary rumors,” an almost open reference to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s defamation campaign targeting the Hizmet movement, a volunteer-based grassroots movement inspired by Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen.

Gülen movement acted ‘courageously’ when gov’t-involved graft revealed, Altan says

Ahmet Altan, the former editor-in-chief of the Taraf daily, has said that the Gülen movement acted “courageously” during the public revelations of the Dec. 17, 2013 corruption scandal that implicated several senior members of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government.

No better gift for Nigerien orphans

Kimse Yok Mu Foundation, which has been giving off Ramadan joy with the slogan “Fill up your umbrella of mercy with the abundance of sharing” in 110 countries on 5 continents, lifted up this time the orphans in the Nigerien capital Niamey.

Overshadowing the graft probe

Erdoğan’s government has removed around 113 police chiefs from their posts in a major overhaul and issued a decree that dealt a serious blow to judicial independence since the operation, which targeted some members of his inner circle, was initiated on Dec. 17. All these draconian measures taken by the government are intended to prevent the police and judiciary from carrying out criminal investigations without the government’s — i.e., the executive’s — knowledge.

Foreign students express bewilderment over gov’t bid to close Turkish schools

Foreign students who are graduates of schools opened by Turkish entrepreneurs affiliated with the Hizmet movement all around the world, have expressed bewilderment over the government’s plan to shut down the schools, saying that the Turkish government is making a grave mistake in targeting these schools as they are renowned and praised for their high-quality education by foreigners.

Latest News

This notable Pocono resident has been living here in exile since 1999

Logistics companies seized over Gülen links sold in fast-track auction

That is Why the Turkish Government could Pay 1 Billion Euros

ECtHR rules Bulgaria violated rights of Turkish journalist who was deported despite seeking asylum

Fethullah Gülen’s Message of Condolences in the Wake of the Western European Floods

Pregnant woman kept in prison for 4 months over Gülen links despite regulations

Normalization of Abduction, Torture, and Death in Erdogan’s Turkey

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation illegally seized German-run school in Ethiopia, says manager

Failed 2016 coup was gov’t plot to purge Gülenists from state bodies, journalist claims

In Case You Missed It

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation illegally seized German-run school in Ethiopia, says manager

AKP official: Let sacked public servants eat tree roots

Grondahl: Turkish community strong in wake of threats from back home

Erdoğan has to respect civil society

Syrian refugees worry about housing as winter approaches

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Fethullah Gulen

Turkey’s Real Coup [by Erdogan] Has Begun

Copyright 2021 Hizmet News