MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — Turkey's humanitarian relief agency has sent aid to 750 flood victims in Afghanistan.
The Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency (TIKA) – in cooperation with the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs – said on Monday it was sending food and humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and plans to supply medicine and medical equipment.
Flour, rice, pasta, oil, tents and blankets were distributed to the victims' population, the agency said.
Kemal Kadir Karadoğan, TIKA's Mazar-I Sharif director, also announced that Turkey would conduct health screening at the Afghanistan-Turkey Friendship Children's Hospital.
At least 127 people have died and hundreds of villagers have been displaced since flash floods ravaged northern Afghanistan on Friday.