Turkey to Send Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Turkey is sending two ships with USD20 million worth of humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip, an international non-governmental organization said, according to Xinhua News. The ships are loaded with medicines, educational facilities, toys and construction materials. They are set to depart for the conflict-torn Palestinian region on May 15, Bulent Yildrim of the Foundation of Human Rights, Freedom and Humanitarian Relief said. He added that the two ships will be joined by six more aid-carrying vessels from Ireland, Cyprus, Malaysia, England and Greece.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.