Amir Khan to Supply Aid to Turkey

Through his charity, Amir Khan has teamed up with another charity and Turkish Airlines to supply 10 tonnes of aid to Turkey.

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"The situation is truly devastating."

Amir Khan’s charity and another cause have teamed up with Turkish Airlines to supply 10 tonnes of aid to Turkey following the devastating earthquakes.

The airline, Amir Khan Foundation and One Family Global are working together to deliver vital goods to families affected by the disaster as part of the Emergency Turkey Appeal.

The first of the partnership’s cargo planes will leave towards the end of February 2023, carrying critical relief.

More than 35,000 people have died after earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, leaving buildings and homes destroyed.

Amir Khan’s foundation previously said it was working with One Family Global in support of the Turkish Red Crescent, the largest and oldest humanitarian aid organisation in Turkey, who is on the ground across the 10 worst-hit provinces.

The foundation and One Family Global have a long-established relationship with the Turkish Red Crescent, with the UK charities having previously supported humanitarian aid programmes in Turkey, Syria and Somalia.

Speaking about offering support to those affected, Amir said:

“Like a lot of people, I haven’t been able to take my eyes away from the images and videos coming out of Turkey and Syria.

“The situation is truly devastating.

“My team have been mobilising to determine the best course of action, and I am so pleased we’ve managed to band together across borders and find efficient solutions for the delivery of aid to those who need it most.”

The former world champion has also been sharing his thoughts on social media and urging people to donate to a JustGiving page.

Chairman of One Family Global, Sharif Banna MBE, added:

“Anyone in the humanitarian sector knows how difficult it is to manage in emergency and disaster zones.”

“This is the worst earthquake in Turkey’s history, and the scale of the damage is unprecedented.

“I am hopeful that this bilateral partnership will see the ongoing support of Turkey with weekly aid deliveries.”

The UK charities are now seeking corporate sponsors for critical relief supplies, including blankets, thermal clothing, canned foods and hygiene products.

A full list of required supplies can be sought from the charities directly. For non-corporate sponsors, the joint emergency Turkey appeal can be accessed via the JustGiving page.

Amir Khan’s support comes after an anonymous Pakistani businessman living in the United States donated $30 million to the Turkish embassy.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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