No: 240, 21 July 2017, Press Release Regarding Turkey’s Aid To Yemen

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 21.07.2017

In order to help alleviate the pressing needs of the friendly and brotherly people of Yemen, Turkey, in addition to its emergency assistance in 2015 and 2016, and its pledge of 1 million USD announced in April 2017 at the “High Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen”, has sent to Yemen a vessel containing 10.560 tons of humanitarian assistance.

Under the coordination of the Turkish Red Crescent and the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency-AFAD and with contributions of the Turkish Ministry of Health and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency-TİKA, the vessel, containing 50 tons of medicine and medical equipment for the treatment of cholera, as well as flour, food products, footwear, wheelchairs and 2 field hospitals, reached the Port of Aden yesterday (20 July). The vessel was welcomed at the port with a ceremony in the presence of the relevant Yemeni authorities.

Aiming at establishing peace and stability in Yemen and putting an end to the suffering of the Yemeni people, Turkey will continue to support efforts in finding a political solution to the crisis and make every effort to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of our Yemeni brothers and sisters.

Mehmet Vakur Erkul Ambassador
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