Turkey shelters nearly 10,000 Somali people in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU - Anatolia News Agency
Şafak Lostar. AA photoA Turkish tent site shelters nearly 10,000 Somali people in the country's capital, the head of Turkish Red Crescent's delegation to Somalia Şafak Lostar said today.
Lostar said 1,700 tents were set up in Mogadishu and they were planning to increase that number to 2,000.
The tent site was complete with food and water distribution points and lavatories, Lostar said, adding that a mobile bakery was producing 16,000 loaves of bread daily and a cookhouse supplied hot meal to 10,000 people every day.
Somalia is facing one of the worst droughts in the past 60 years, with the epicenter of the drought lying on the three-way border shared by Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, a nomadic region where families heavily depend on their livestock for survival.
Uganda and Djibouti have also been hit by the disaster, which displaced tens of thousand of people.