Turkey’s Diyanet charity provides food for needy people ahead of Ramadan

The Türkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV), a charity associated with the country’s Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), provided 2,500 food aid packages to families who were in need for that, and they offered packages on Thursday in different areas of Sudan ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Many volunteers from the most significant Turkish Muslim Association took the initiative with the foundation and attended a program with Ankara’s Ambassador to Khartoum, Ifran Neziroğlu.

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There was a total of 6000 food packages which will be circulated through our Turkish organization which is no link with the government, NGPs in Sudan, ” Abdullah Şen, religious affairs counselor at the Khartoum Embassy, said.

“In addition to Khartoum, distributions will be made in South Kordofan, Darfur, Kassala, Port Sudan, and the north (regions),” he said.

The TDV organization, which was established in 1975, works in a broad spectrum of fields spanning education, civilization, sociable and spiritual services, to multinational aid activities with 1,003 branches in nearly 150 countries.

According to a January interview with the Aid group, South Sudan was expected to face severe hunger in 2022 amid the worst floods in 60 years in the nation and ongoing conflict.

According to the United Nations (U.N.), nearly 1 million people across South Sudan have been impacted by the floods, and last year had to reduce food aid by half in most places because of funding limitations, affecting some 3 million people.

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), two years of floods have stopped people from farming and killed more than 250,000 livestock in Jonglei state alone.

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