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South Africa tops Africa in providing aid to quake-hit Turkey

South Africa tops Africa in providing aid to quake-hit Turkey

South African non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have up until now offered in-kind help amounting to roughly 1.2 million dollars for those affected by the Kahramanmaraş-based quakes that occurred on 6 February.

Expanding its hand of relationship to Turkey from a minimum of 10 thousand kilometres away, the Republic of South Africa has become one of the countries sending out the highest number of aid materials and also search as well as rescue workers from the African continent.

Consulate General of Turkey in Cape Community, Yunus Emre Institute (YEE) Turkish Cultural Centre in Johannesburg, Turkish Cooperation as well as Control Firm (TIKA) Pretoria Workplace as well as white goods company Arçelik/ DEFY’s centers in Durban, which were assigned as help collection centres, were overflowing with help materials from South Africans.

– Over 100 tonnes of aid material from South Africa to Turkey-.
Turkey’s Ambassador to Pretoria Ayşegül Kandaş informed AA reporter that South Africa has been among the very first countries to offer aid to Turkey because the first day of the earthquake and said: “On the extremely following day after the quakes, a 33-person health as well as search as well as rescue group took a trip to Turkey. This was followed by one more medical group of 20 individuals on 9 February.”.

Keeping In Mind that South African NGOs such as Awqaf SA, Jamiatul Ulema and Al Imdaad gathered roughly 1.2 million dollars of in-kind aid in the initial 3 weeks within the extent of the aid projects they began promptly after the earthquakes, Kandaş said, “When individual aids were included, more than 100 tonnes of in-kind help was delivered to Turkey with arranged as well as once a week Turkish Airlines freight trips.”.

Kandaş said that these in-kind aids included 860 tents, 239 generators, 116 mobile commodes, 69 beds, 3,304 sleeping bags, 6,255 coverings, 641 heating systems, 46 mobile stoves and 4 tonnes of clothes.

-110 thousand bucks in money aid-.
Referring to the cash aids supplied by South Africans as well as Turkish citizens living right here, Kandaş said, “About 110 thousand bucks in cash money help was supplied to the main savings account opened by the Embassy within the scope of the quake help mobilisation.”.

Keeping in mind that the South African government additionally offered 10 tonnes of medical materials throughout this period, Kandaş said that the South African Cops Solution sent out 5 K-9 pets as well as a search and rescue team of 6 people to Turkey.

Kandaş mentioned that South Africans showed excellent passion in guide of acknowledgement opened up at the embassy as well as said: “With the solidarity shown by the people of South Africa in these hard days, the structures of the heart bridges in between the two nations that will live for life have been laid. This assisting hand from 10 thousand kilometres away will undoubtedly reinforce the connections between the two countries as well as make a significant payment in terms of humanitarian relationships and also our bond of heart. We are happy to the South African federal government and individuals. We are grateful to our residents residing in South Africa.”.

Last Updated:  06 March 2023

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