September 5, 2016

Families who are in need in Gaza City were given vouchers worth 200-250 shekels ($53-66) to spend at an Eid clothing project as part of Turkish aid distribution projects in the city.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Yousef Ibrahim, said funds were distributed based on the number of children in each family. Some 87,000 children benefited from the aid, he added, thanking the Turkish government.

The Ministry of Social Affairs, in collaboration with both the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Young Muslim Women’s Association, inaugurated the project which will run until Eid day.

The first deputy chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza, Ahmad Bahar, praised Turkish efforts made in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs in providing assistance to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Bahar also praised the role of the Ministry of Social Affairs, which he said has been very transparent in its aid distribution process. He called on the Arab League and the international community to step in and lift the siege on the Strip.

Source: Middle East Monitor.

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160905-turkish-aid-helps-gazan-buy-eid-clothes/.

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