MOGADISHU (HAN) May 9.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News.Turkey sent 11,000 tons of aid to Somalia on Sunday, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said.
Chairman Fuat Oktay said the shipment left Istanbul’s Haydarpasa Port on Mother’s Day. “We have been helping Somalia for five years and the ship will be delivered within 15 days,” he said. “To the many good Somali mothers go our thanks.”
Turkey has provided $500 million worth of aid to Somalia, which is becoming more stable but is still largely underdeveloped and faces ongoing violence from al-Shabaab.