Turkish charity calls for increased aid to Gaza

Turkish charity Kimse Yok Mu delivered aid to thousands of people in need in the Gaza Strip on Saturday. (Photo: Today's Zaman)
Turkish charity Kimse Yok Mu delivered aid to thousands of people in need in the Gaza Strip on Saturday. (Photo: Today's Zaman)


Date posted: July 20, 2014

Turkish charity Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There) has launched an aid campaign for the people of the Gaza Strip and called for more humanitarian aid to the region, where 342 Palestinians have been killed during Israel’s massive attack on Gaza.

Since the start of the campaign, members of the foundation have distributed food, blankets, household goods and other items to the victims in Gaza. The foundation has decided to increase the amount of humanitarian aid to those affected by the Israeli military’s intensified air and ground attacks.

Yusuf Yıldırım, who is in charge of foreign aid at Kimse Yok Mu, said on Saturday that the humanitarian situation is getting worse in Gaza as the people of the region are struggling to survive Israel’s deadly attacks. Yıldırım called for an increase in aid for the people of Gaza, saying, “I ask that Turkish people to boost the amount of humanitarian aid for the Palestinians.”

Another representative of the charity, Dr. Nasar al-Said also said there has been a shortage of medical supplies and basic foodstuffs such as rice, sugar, bread and milk in Gaza, adding, “All aid from Turkey has a huge importance to the Palestinians.”

In an effort to heal the pain the children and women of Gaza are suffering, Kimse Yok Mu hosted an iftar for 13,000 people, delivered food to 2,000 families, delivered household goods to 200 families and sent blankets to 350 families. The foundation also drilled a water well in Gaza, where thousands of people are struggling with hunger and thirst, in addition to delivering milk to 1,000 children so far.

Kimse Yok Mu doctors also extended a helping hand to the 350 Gazans who were injured during attacks by the Israeli army by carrying out free surgeries and providing medical relief. The charity also launched a donation campaign to collect medical supplies for Gazans.

Kimse Yok Mu is also repairing houses that were damaged during the Israeli attacks on Gaza residents. The foundation has not forgotten about children, delivering 1,750 liters of milk along with 1,215 packages of diapers to families with children.

Regarding the worsening conditions in Gaza, Yıldırım drew attention to the dire living conditions in Gaza, which have made access to daily consumer goods very difficult, adding, “With our local branch in Jerusalem, we are working to distribute supplies and aid to the people of Gaza.”

Yıldırım also repeated his call on the Turkish people to raise the level of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

Palestinians reported intensified air strikes and shelling as the death toll from Israel’s ground offensive rose to at least 384, including many civilians. Several Israelis — soldiers and civilians — have also been killed since the fighting began more than 10 days ago.

Hamas was elected to power in Gaza in 2007 but Israel refuses to recognize the government. Since then, Israel has staged a series of massive attacks. Major air and ground operations were first carried out in 2009 and 2012. The most recent attacks are ongoing.

Source: Today's Zaman , July 20, 2014


Related News

Kimse Yok Mu sends next party of aid to Syrian refugees

Turkish government, nongovernmental organizations and public are doing their best to show the greatest hospitality to war-weary Syrian refugees across the country. Kimse Yok Mu’s Bursa branch also made its best to contribute these relief works and the organization sent the next party of aid worth at TL 300,000 (USD 150,000) on Thursday.

Somali students caring for the Soma orphans

The Somali students who were previously brought to Soma, Manisa, for study by Kimse Yok Mu Foundation (KYM) in 2011, recently donated stationery supplies for 105 orphans the mining disaster left behind.

KYM Ramadan Aid for Ugandan Police Department

Atif Ala | Kampala Kimse Yok Mu Foundation, which has launched an aid campaign for the Ugandans in need as of Ramadan month, extended its hands to the country’s police department as well. As a part of its Ramadan activities, the foundation provided humanitarian aid to the police in the capital Kampala. Aid packages containing staples […]

Turkish businessmen have first iftar with Syrian refugees in Hatay

A group of Turkish businessman traveled to Kilis province on Wednesday to join an iftar dinner with Syrian refugees, according to media reports. After iftar, one of the Syrian refugees gave a speech in Turkish, saying: “We are refugees here and you have left your homes and your children and you have come here to have iftar with us. We are very happy and grateful for what you have done for us.”

Kimse Yok Mu lends helping hand to 1,650 Somali families during Ramadan

Turkish charity foundation Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There) has offered aid packages to 1,650 families in famine-stricken Somalia, a country that has been in the grip of civil war and terrorism for many years and is currently one of the countries most affected by drought in East Africa, during the holy month of Ramadan. For this reason, Kimse Yok Mu has intensified its charitable efforts during the Ramadan, as it does every Ramadan.

Kimse Yok Mu, Doctors Worldwide step up aid efforts in Syria, Palestine

Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There), a Turkish charitable association known for its international assistance work, will accelerate its aid efforts in Palestine by establishing a school and hospital there in 2013, while Doctors Worldwide steps up efforts to assist Syrian refugees taking shelter in Turkey. Palestinian Ambassador to Turkey Nabil Marouf visited Kimse Yok […]

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

Collective punishment [of Hizmet movement]

The Armenian issue of 1915, Turkish politics and Israel

Why is Fethullah Gülen so influential?

Fethullah Gulen and Gulen Movement Has No Political Agenda, Says Expert

İstanbul woman suffers miscarriage in police custody

Police officer reassigned for attending dershane picnic

33rd Abant Platform: whither Turkey?

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News