Turkish charity helps Afghanistan landslide survivors

Monday, May 05, 2014

Turkey’s IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation continue to send aid packages to disaster-hit Badakhshan

Turkey’s IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation continue to send aid packages to disaster-hit Badakhshan

ISTANBUL - Turkey’s IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation continued on Monday to deliver humanitarian aid to families hit by a massive landslide in northeast Afghanistan.

Challenging terrain conditions made the aid and rescue teams use "primitive methods" to deliver the aid packages containing food, rugs, blankets and kitchen utensils, a statement from the Istanbul-based foundation said.

Over 2,000 are considered dead after a landslide hit a village in Badakhshan province in northern Afghanistan on Friday.

Afghan officials formally stopped the search for survivors and declared the disaster area a "mass grave" on Saturday.

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