Palestine thanks Turkey for medical aid

Medical aid from Turkey came at a time when the government needed it the most, Palestinian Authority's deputy foreign minister said April 30.

"This help meets the needs of Palestine in a critical period when the Palestinian budget is inadequate and the economy is negatively affected by the coronavirus outbreak," Ahmad ed-Dijk told Anadolu Agency.

Turkey always exercises its influence for the Palestinian cause, he said, and he conveyed his gratitude on behalf of Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Meanwhile, a Turkish aid group provided food packages on April 30 to Yemenis, according to CSSW, a non-governmental organization operating in Yemen.

The Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) supplied flour, rice, sugar, butter, and legumes that was delivered to 2,760 families in 12 cities, according to CSSW, who said the group funded the delivery.

Turkey's medical aid also reached Latin America as the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) on April 30 delivered hygiene and food packages to the needy people in Mexico as part of COVID-19 solidarity efforts.

In a written statement, the TİKA said 170 packages were handed to an institution based in the capital for the country's indigenous peoples to be distributed to the needy in Chiapas and Oaxaca states.

About 850 people will benefit from the packages which include N95 masks, disinfectants, basic food, and cleaning materials.

Furthermore, the agency also delivered medical equipment at a ceremony at Uzbekistan's National Center for Innovative Medicine that included TİKA's Tashkent Program Coordinator Cemalettin Tuney and Turkey's Ambassador in Tashkent, Mehmet Süreyya Er who emphasized the...

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