Türkiye to send 8th humanitarian aid ship to Gaza


Türkiye’s 8th humanitarian aid ship to war-torn Gaza will set sail on Thursday, the country's disaster relief agency AFAD said in a statement, Paralel.Az reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The ship prepared by AFAD in cooperation with the Directorate General of Foundations will depart from the Mersin port at 1 p.m. local time (GMT1000).

The loading of supplies weighing 2,960 tons, including 125,000 food parcels and other materials, continues.

Türkiye, under the coordination of AFAD and with the support of civil society organizations, has so far sent 13 planes and seven ships carrying humanitarian aid supplies to the Palestinian people.

With the combined efforts of ship voyages, air bridge operations, local procurement, and cooperation with the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), the total humanitarian aid sent has reached 39,607 tons.

To meet the water needs of civilians in the Gaza Strip, another project was launched in collaboration with the Egyptian Red Crescent to supply bottled water. So far, a total of 1,126 tons of water has been delivered to the region through weekly shipments of five trucks.