April 26, 2015

Turkish charity sends team to Nepal, donates TL 100,000 to aid earthquake victims

The Turkish aid organization Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There) dispatched a team on Sunday to Nepal, which was struck by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that left around 2,000 people dead on Saturday, and pledged it would give TL 100,000 in donations for the tragedy.

Kimse Yok Mu Asian Search and Rescue Team departing for Nepal

The 12-member team, called the Asian Search and Rescue team, carries out its activities under the Kimse Yok Mu's auspices. The team is traveling to the quake-hit area through Malaysia and is expected to arrive at the scene Sunday evening.

The fully-equipped team will both contribute to search and rescue activities and provide humanitarian aid in the region for at least 10 days. A team of paramedics and psychologists will follow the group after.

Kimse Yok Mu chairman İsmail Cingöz announced in a Twitter post on Sunday that the organization will spend the TL 100,000 in donations to buy medical supplies and food to help the disaster's victims.

Published on Sunday's Zaman, 26 April 2015, Sunday