News28 April 2020
TİKA Helps 2,000 Families in Gaza to Combat the Coronavirus
Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) distributed health packages and disinfectants to 2,000 families in need in the Gaza Strip to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Health packages and disinfectants were delivered to 2,000 families in cooperation with “alms committees” in different regions of the Gaza Strip, which is under blockade.
TİKA continues to work on various assistance projects such as providing hearing aids to 30 people with hearing impairment, installing solar panels on the houses of those with special needs, and renovating 13 houses where people with disabilities live.
As per the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Palestine-Turkey Friendship Hospital in Gaza, which was built by TİKA and is the largest healthcare facility in Palestine, was transferred to the relevant authorities on March 26 to be used as a “temporary quarantine hospital” to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
The hospital was put into service on March 31.
– TİKA's activities in Palestine
TİKA has been fulfilling the needs of Palestinians with nearly 400 projects in the last 10 years.
Through its Palestinian Office opened in 2005, TİKA has implemented hundreds of projects in areas such as education, health, emergency assistance, water and public health, production industry, protection of the common historical heritage, and strengthening of the administrative and civilian infrastructure.