Turkish aid agency distributes wheelchairs in Algeria
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s state-run aid agency provided disabled children in eastern Algeria with wheelchairs, the agency announced on May 1.
During a two-day international symposium, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) supplied 50 wheelchairs to children with cerebral palsy in the El Qued province, according to a TİKA statement.
The international symposium initiated by local Algerian NGOs included participants from 12 nations, it said.
Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth.
Established in 1992, Turkey’s government-run aid agency is responsible for implementing the country’s developmental cooperation policies overseas.