IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
  • Who are we
  • What we do
  • What can you do
  • Login
IHH helps Pakistan to heal wounds
The humanitarian aid taken to Pakistan by the Defne Y cargo ship last month was carried to the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation’s logistics center in Muzaffergarh.
Pakistan 12.02.2011

Holding a news conference in the capital city of Islamabad, IHH’s Pakistan representative Mehmet Kara said the humanitarian aid sent to Pakistan after they were collected from 81 provinces of Turkey began to be distributed in the country in cooperation with the local Khubaib Foundation.

Speaking at the new conference which was attended by Turkish ambassador to Pakistan Babür Hızlan and some senators from the Pakistani Parliament, Kara said he was very happy about the Defne Y cargo ship’s extending a helping hand to Pakistan after it was stopped and attacked by Israel on its way to Gaza last year.

Noting that the cargo ship brought food, medicine, tents, blankets, stationery materials, water purification system, textile and construction materials, Kara said these materials will be distributed in the areas which were severely affected by the flood disaster such as Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtun.  

Delivering a speech at the news conference, Hızlan said: “The Turkish nation has always extended their support to their Pakistani brothers and sisters and they will continue to do so. Pakistan and Turkey are two Muslim brother countries. The humanitarian aid sent by Turkey by this ship will be distributed to the flood-stricken Pakistani public.”

President of the Khubaib Foundation Nadeem Ahmad Khan, for his part, said the humanitarian aid sent by the IHH by a cargo plane and cargo train was distributed to the Pakistani public without any problems, adding that the Khubaib Foundation has also begun the distribution of the humanitarian aid that was sent to the country by the Defne Y ship.

The IHH, which is among the first Turkish aid foundations that arrived in Pakistan in the aftermath of floods in July and August of 2010, is making efforts for the country’s soonest recovery from the flood disaster. With its 200-member team, the foundation is distributing hot meals, providing medical services, constructing prefabricated houses, repairing public buildings and mosques. The foundation has so far constructed 350 houses for the flood victims and it plans to rise this number to 1.000 by the end of the year and deliver the keys of the houses to the flood victims.

Related news
See all
The IHH provided support to tens of thousands of Palestinians in 2023
The IHH provided support to tens of thousands of Palestinians in 2023
The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation provided support to tens of thousands of Palestinians in 2023 through its humanitarian aid activities. IHH distributed food packages to 14,595 families and served hot meals to 219,865 people. It also implemented various other humanitarian aid projects in different fields.
IHH’s Water Well Project in 15 countries
IHH’s Water Well Project in 15 countries
In 2023 alone, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has opened 864 water wells in 15 countries. Another 284 water well projects that began in 2023 are also ongoing.
Water Wells
IHH, with the support of TİKA, has established a carpentry workshop in Nijer
IHH, with the support of TİKA, has established a carpentry workshop in Nijer
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, with the support of TİKA, established a Carpentry Training Workshop in the Dinç Family Education Complex opened in the Kollo region of Niger in 2022. In the first term, The workshop will provide training for 10 orphaned and underprivileged youth.