The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) stepped up its food aid to needy Turks, Tatars and Romanian Muslims over the weekend, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 18.
Five hundred packages of Ramadan food were distributed to low-income families in small towns and villages in the Dobruja region of the country.
The aid was distributed by Turks Abroad and Relative Communities head Mehmet Köse, Turkish Ambassador to Romania Osman Koray Ertaş, and Yusuf Murat, the Program Coordinator of TİKA Bucharest and Mufti of Muslims of Romania.
Meanwhile, TİKA has organized a fast-breaking program for 500 orphans and disabled children in Jordan’s capital Amman.
The children were aged between 14 and 18, said Mehmet Sıddık Yıldırım, TİKA’s Amman coordinator.
TİKA also held its first iftar under the “TİKA Iftar Tables with Children” program at the Consulate General of Turkey in Misurata, a city in northwestern Libya. Turkish Consul General Sinan Yeşildağ hosted 100 refugee children and orphans for fast-breaking from various regions of Libya.
Additionally, TİKA has provided food assistance to 170 needy families affected by drought in Kenya’s Turkana and Mandera provinces.
Other Turkish aid agencies have also distributed humanitarian aid across the world during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.