Aid convoy for earthquake victims in Türkiye departs from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sat, 18 Mar 2023 10:21 GMT
The "Friendship Convoy", which departs from the city of Kalesija in the northeast of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will deliver goods such as container houses and furniture to earthquake victims.
Aid convoy for earthquake victims in Türkiye departs from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The aid convoy consisting of 31 container houses and 2 container bathrooms, as well as furniture, linens, beds, pillows, clothing and food packages, prepared for the Turkish people affected by the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes on February 6, within the scope of the campaign carried out in cooperation with the Municipality of Kaleja and the business people in the region, moved to the earthquake zone.

Participating in the farewell ceremony for the "Friendship Convoy", Türkiye's Sarajevo Embassy Military Attaché Colonel Mustafa Sıtkı Tatar stated that there was a good example of friendly relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Türkiye, and that the convoy would first go to Istanbul and then to Hatay.

Atalay Aydoğdu, Commercial Counselor of the Turkish Embassy in Sarajevo, also thanked the people of Kalesija and stated that they are in contact with Turkey in the delivery of aid.

Mayor Sead Dzafic also pointed out that the people of Kalesija have never forgotten the help from Türkiye in the 1992-1995 war, and said that furniture such as beds, chairs and tables will be placed in the container houses by craftsmen who went to Türkiye.

In addition to the container houses, the aid convoy of 4 trucks collected by the Red Cross of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Kalesija moved to the earthquake zone.

Namik Hodzic, one of the Red Cross officials of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, stated that there were 8 prefabricated houses in the aid trucks sent, and that all necessary installations would be made and the houses would be delivered to the earthquake victims ready.

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