Kizilay provides aid to North Korea and Arakan

Turkey's Red Crescent Aid Society were in North Korea to provide humanitarian assistance after the North Koreans suffered typhoons and floods in recent months. Kizilay will erect three mobile hospitals in Myanmar's Arakan

Kizilay provides aid to North Korea and Arakan

World Bulletin/News Desk

Chairman of Turkish Red Crescent Aid Society (Kizilay) Ahmet Lutfi Akar returned to Turkey from North Korea on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport, Akar said that they were in North Korea to provide humanitarian assistance after the North Koreans suffered typhoons and floods in recent months.

Touching on the Akcakale town incident of Wednesday in which Syrian artillery shells killed 5 Turks and wounded 9 others, Akar stated that Kizilay would send experts to the region so they provide psychosocial assistance and help the residents overcome fears of a clash or war.

Mobile hospitals in Myanmar's Arakan

Turkey's Red Crescent Aid Society (Kizilay) also will erect three mobile hospitals in Myanmar's Arakan state to serve those staying in Muslim and Buddhist camps.

One of the mobile hospitals will have doctors and nurses to be assigned by Kizilay.

While Myanmar prohibits the treatment of its citizens by foreign health personnel, the first foreign group to treat Myanmar citizens will be Turkish doctors and nurses.

Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Kizilay's Myanmar Delegation head Hakki Ersoy said that "the visit made by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Mrs. Emine Erdogan to Arakan as well as the assistance provided without making discrimination among religious or ethnic groups have all led to an increase in confidence people of Myanmar have in Turkey."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ekim 2012, 13:33
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