Turkish Red Crescent said Somali aid money carried by captured officials in Kenya not released yet.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Turkish Red Crescent said $ 350,000 amount of money seized in Kenyan
capital was allocated for Somali humanitarian operation, not for Eid al
Turkish Red Crescent reminded 3 of its officials on Somali duty were
released after being arrested in Kenya's capital Nairobi, but $ 350,000
carried by the captured officials that was to be spent for humanitatian
aid operation in Somalia were still not released.
According to a statement released by Turkish Red Crescent, the money
was held in Kenyan banks because of incapacity of Somalia banking
Turkish foreign ministry and Nairobi Embassy were in touch with
Kenyan authorities for the release of seized money, said the statement.
Referring to about two years old aid operations of Turkish Red
Crescent in Somalia, the statement said: "Red Crescent has established
and been administrating Life Tent City with 30,000 human-capacity.
Besides, it has been restructuring Somalia's infrastructure together
with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality by joint power plant project.
Everyday hot bread and food are being served to at least 10,000 people."