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Turkish Airlines Gives Back to Africa with Supplies to Somalia

In addition to being the top international carrier to Africa with 51 routes on the continent, Turkish Airlines is quickly becoming a leader in giving back to Africa in times of great material needs.

Supporting to the group “Love Army for Somalia” (spearheaded by social media stars Jerome Jarre, Casey Neistat and actor Ben Stiller), Turkish Airlines is involved in delivering aid to fight famine and drought in Somalia.

Hundreds of tons of supplies have been delivered to the people of Somalia since the beginning of the movement in March, 2017.

Recent projects realized by Turkish Airlines in 24 African countries include building and renovating schools, orphanages, clinics, providing education and drilling water wells. Others are setting up solar panels for clinics and conducting cataract surgeries.

As the only international airline that flies to Somalia, Turkish Airlines has a unique access to getting much-needed emergency food support to the country, which is suffering from a devastating drought. Millions of children are at immediate risk of severe malnutrition.

Following the arrival of the supplies in Mogadishu, NGOs including the ARC provided logistics and guidance on the ground, ensuring that the lifesaving supplements reach the most at-need children and their families.

As the only international airline flying to Somalia, Turkish Airlines has promised to continue to stand by the people of Somalia in their time of need.

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