Turkish Red Crescent sends 8.5 tons of medicine to Gaza

By Moustafa Maged Haboosh, Hacer Baser

GAZA CITY (AA) – Turkish Red Crescent, locally known as Kizilay, provided 8.5 tons of medical aid to the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Kerem Kinik, head of Kizilay, told Anadolu Agency that they have carried 42 pallets of medicine delivery to the blockaded Gaza Strip from the northern West Bank district of Nablus via Beit Hanoun border crossing.

According to the Turkish Red Crescent, the medicine would be distributed to local hospitals in the blockaded enclave through Gaza’s Health Ministry.

Kinik went on to say that Kizilay officials had visited the Al-Amal Orphanage in Gaza, adding that the group provided the food and clothing to the orphans.

He also pointed on the support from the Netherlands Diyanet Foundation for the orphanage.

Then, they examined the construction works of the Disaster and Logistics Center of Palestinian Red Crescent sponsored by the Turkish Kizilay.

In May, Turkish Red Crescent sent medical supplies worth some $100,000 to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

The Gaza Strip continues to groan under a decade-long Israeli blockade that has gutted the territory’s economy and deprived its two million inhabitants of many basic commodities, including food, fuel and medicine.