Gaza ship to take aid to Pakistan

One of the cargo ships that took part in the aid flotilla campaign to embargoed Gaza is to set sail for Pakistan. The ship will be carrying 3000 tons humanitarian supplies to Pakistan, which was hit by devastating floods several weeks ago.

Gaza ship to take aid to Pakistan

25.08.2010 - Gaza ship to take aid to Pakistan

When it is ready the ship that is docked in the İskenderun port will carry supplies of medication, infant formula, durable foodstuffs, pulses, cleaning materials, clothes, tents, blankets, prefabricated houses, generators, kitchen utensils, diapers, etc. to flooded Pakistan.

The ship will be carrying 3000 tons cargo of supplies.

The ship will undergo repair and maintenance once the United Nation Commission investigating the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara boat has finished inspections. It will take several days for the ship to become ready for voyage.  

Pakistan Humanitarian Aid Campaign

The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has launched a campaign named “Pakistan Humanitarian Aid Campaign.”

Speaking about the campaign, IHH deputy head Yavuz Dede said the foundation had initiated such a campaign because of the extensive damage caused by the floods. The disaster affected 20 percent of Pakistan and 20 million people, Dede said “We are facing a serious humanitarian situation in Pakistan. The floods have ravaged the country. 1,250,000 houses were destroyed and 3.5m hectare farmland has been damaged. The flooding disaster is heading to cause a nationwide famine that will affect 80 percent of Pakistan’s 180 million population. Millions of Pakistanis are facing starvation; 3.5m children are at the risk of epidemic diseases. There is urgent need for large-scale aid effort. That is why we have decided to use the cargo ship at our disposal.”      

Citizens are urged to donate

Dede urged charitable people of Turkey to help the Pakistani people saying:

 “When this ship set out for Palestine in the Mediterranean, it was carrying 3-ton relief supplies. These supplies had immense significance to the people of Palestine. The ships had medication, medical equipment, cement and iron on board. Following the bloody Israeli raid on our ships, a commission including the United Nations and Turkey delivered the supplies held in the Ashdod port to the Palestinians.

The Gaza ship will now set out for the Pakistani people. We are counting on the support of our benevolent citizens. Let’s fill the ship with 3000 tons aid materials together and ease the suffering of brother nation Pakistan.”

The Gaza named cargo ship was purchased last April by the IHH to take humanitarian aid to Palestine, which remains under the Israeli embargo. The 1981-built cargo ship is 82m long and has a capacity of 1999 gross ton.

What can we do?

You can donate cash or aid in kind to Pakistan. Get in touch with the foundation by calling 0212 631 21 21 if you wish to donate aid in kind. To donate cash you can either stop by the foundation’s head office in Fatih district or make your donations to the following bank accounts.

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation bank account numbers for Pakistan campaign:

When it is ready the ship that is docked in the İskenderun port will carry supplies of medication, infant formula, durable foodstuffs, pulses, cleaning materials, clothes, tents, blankets, prefabricated houses, generators, kitchen utensils, diapers, etc. to flooded Pakistan.

The ship will be carrying 3000 tons cargo of supplies.

The ship will undergo repair and maintenance once the United Nation Commission investigating the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara boat has finished inspections. It will take several days for the ship to become ready for voyage.  

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation bank account numbers for Pakistan campaign:

Ziraat Bank:

Turkish Lira (TL) Account: 53535353-5064

USD Account          : 53535353-5065

EURO Account        : 53535353-5066

 

Türkiye Finans Bank:

TL Account             : 777777-11

USD Account          : 777777-116

EURO Account        : 777777-118

 

Postal Check Account       :6230416 (TL Account)

Online Donation www.ihh.org.tr