Istanbul, 21 September 2022 (TDI): The 7th Goodness Train departed from Turkiye on Wednesday in order to provide assistance to flood victims in Pakistan.

According to the Turkish Embassy in Pakistan, the train is loaded with 812 tons of humanitarian aid.

Turkiye’s assistance to Pakistan

The Republic of Turkiye has been providing continuous assistance to Pakistan amid devastating floods in the country. Since August, six kindness trains and two Red Crescent Trucks have been sent by the Republic of Turkiye.

The relief goods started coming after a telephonic conversation between the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, and the President of Turkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which the Turkish President assured full support to Pakistan in these challenging times.

Recently, on 19 September, humanitarian aid materials arrived in Quetta, Pakistan through Turkiye’s 6th Goodness Train.

Moreover, Turkiye also provided assistance through twelve Turkish Aircraft that arrived in Karachi. The planes carried tents, rations, medicines, and other relief supplies including blankets and cooking kits, for flood victims in Pakistan.

Additionally, the Turkish Relief and Disaster Agency established a tent village in the Badin district of Sindh province to provide essentials for 400 affected families.

The Turkish Red Crescent is also working in southwestern Balochistan and providing clean water and food to thousands of flood-affected people.

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Floods in Pakistan

Pakistan has been facing destructive monsoon spells since June this year, combined with raging floods, which have turned over 70 districts into inland rivers, with the southern districts of Balochistan and Sindh worst affected.

Around a third of Pakistan has been submerged due to these torrential rains and flooding. According to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), more than 1500 people have lost their lives. These floods have affected 16 million children.

While more than a million houses have also been destroyed due to the constant rains and floods. The Government of Pakistan has declared these devastating floods a national emergency.