Keyword: Somalia

How Turkey is emerging as a development partner in Africa

Turkey has emerged as a generous donor for humanitarian crises across the world over the past five years, especially in the context of Africa. In 2011, while official development assistance (ODA) fell in 16 DAC countries, Turkey’s net ODA increased by over 38%. Following the ‘Turkey – Africa Co-operation summit‘ in Istanbul in August 2008, the African […]

Kimse Yok Mu volunteer physicians bring light to eyes in Darfur

A Kimse Yok Mu ophthalmologists Ferruh Bican revealed that 53 volunteer doctors brought light to the blind by performing a total of 80 thousand eye exams and over 12 thousand cataract surgeries in Darfur, Somalia. “Saturday Gatherings” organized by BIK (Turkey Press Bulletin Authority) branch office in the province Denizli was hosted by Kimse Yok Mu Denizli […]

Volunteers Back from Medical Service in Somalia

Volunteer doctors of BALSADER (Balikesir Health Volunteers Association) in cooperation with Kimse Yok Mu, TIKA (The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency), Agean International Health Federation, who were in Somalia as a part of “Somalia Medical Aid Project” are now back home in Balikesir. Otolaryngologists Dr. Huseyin Bali, ophthalmologist Dr. Saban Ugurlu, anesthesiologist Kasim Gurel provided […]

Turkish Schools for a Brighter Future in Somalia

Future of Somalia, striving to combat the famine that the civil war and severe drought left behind, is raised at Somali-Turkish schools in the country. A total of 390 students -30 elementary and 360 high school- are receiving education at three different schools operated by Nile Institutions.

Turks most honest donors to Somalia, says minister

CAVANŞIR GADIMOV, İSTANBUL Turkish civil society organizations active in Somalia show marked differences with their Western counterparts, as the former donate directly to Somalia rather than through international bodies and have a presence in the country for no other purpose than helping “their brothers and sisters in Somalia,” the country’s minister for human development and […]

Somali students say Turkey feels like home

A group of Somali students brought to Turkey for their education by the charitable foundation Kimse Yok Mu have told Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who arrived in Turkey in his first overseas trip after being elected, that Turkey feels like home. Somali students from Ankara’s private Samanyolu Serhat school visited the Somali president at […]

Kimse Yok Mu delegation visited the President of Somalia

Kimse Yok Mu delegation and Turkish parliamentarians went to Mogadishu, the capital, within the scope of Kimse Yok Mu’s sacrifice festival (Eid al-Adha) organization and visited Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari. Somali President Sheikh Mohamud accepted in his office Vice President of Kimse Yok Mu Celal Türkoğlu, İstanbul deputies Muhammet […]

Conference on “Hunger in the world and searching for ways to solve it”

The capital of Azerbaijan Baku hosted a conference on “The problem of hunger in the world and searching for ways to solve it”, organized by the Dialogue Eurasia Platform (DEP) and the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. The conference was opened by the president of the National Academy of […]

Somali’s Future Brighter with Turkish Schools

After opening the first Turkish school, Bedir Academy, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Turkish entrepreneurs are this time opening an educational complex with a capacity of 700 students on the campus of the old Technical University. The complex will have a school building, a dormitory, faculty housing, guesthouses, and a theater. When it is completed, it will […]

Turkey stands by Somalia during Eid Al-Adha

A Feast of Sacrifice ceremony held at Turkey’s Mogadishu embassy was attended by, Ambassador Cemalettin Kani Torun, AK Party Istanbul Deputes Muhammet Çetin and Alev Dedegil, Adana Deputy Fatoş Gürkan, Bilecik Deputy Fahrettin Poyraz and Kocaeli Deputy Zeki Aygün.

Kimse Yok Mu working to resolve water problem in Africa

MEHMET TAYANÇ, ISTANBUL Numerous Turkish aid foundations are working to resolve Africa’s long-standing water supply problem by digging wells in various countries across the continent, with over 1,500 sunk so far. Africa suffers from a lack of drinking water due to drought, which is common across the continent. Research being conducted into the issue shows […]

Kimse Yok Mu Receives “Outstanding Service Medal” in Somalia

A Turkish relief organization, “Kimse Yok Mu“, received “Outstanding Service Medal” for its welfare activities in Somalia. According to a statement released from the charity, Orhan Erdogan, the Somalia representative of the “Kimse Yok Mu”, received the award from Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed on Friday. According to information, the president of Somalia said, “Turkish […]

Mogadishu Governor visits KYM Headquarters

Mogadishu’s Governor Mr. Muhammed Ahmed Nur visited Hizmet movement’s relief organization Kimse Yok Mu (KYM). The Governor and his delegation had a meeting with KYM’s President Unal Ozturk and KYM General Secretary Celal Turkoglu, which lasted approximately one hour. During the meeting views were exchanged regarding the ongoing projects in Somalia and Mogadishu. KYM did […]

Kimse yok mu reaffirms commitment to assist Somalia

6 March 2012 / ABDULLAH BOZKURT, MOGADISHU Kimse Yok Mu has organized regular trips for Turkish doctors to provide medical care to the poor and needy in Somalia. A group of 30 Turkish doctors goes to Somalia every 20 days and leaves when a new group of doctors arrives. Kimse Yok Mu is also renovating Banadir […]

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