A campaign by Turkish NGO Kimse Yok Mu has fixed the eyes of over 30,000 people with cataracts in central Africa.
Kimse Yok Mu, a Turkish NGO delivering humanitarian aid around the world, has so far cured 30,180 people suffering from cataracts in Sudan, Chad, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo and Niger as of September 2014. Kimse Yok Mu’s cataract campaign seeks to eventually cure hundreds of thousands in the area.
Speaking to reporters at the Çorum Private Samanyolu Highschool, where students were offering their support for the cataract campaign as well as other similar social responsibility projects, Kimse Yok Mu’s Çorum branch director Erkal Aykaç explained how cataracts were common in Africa because of the intensity of the sun, malnutrition and dust storms. “Over 2 million people with cataracts are going hungry or suffering from malnutrition in just Sudan’s Darfur region alone,” explained Aykaç, “a large portion of whom will lose their sight completely without even having an opportunity for treatment.”
Published on BGNNews, 27 February 2015, Friday