Member and partner organizations of the Alliance work to provide economic assistance to those in need in the United States and around the world. Helping fellow human beings, regardless of their ethnic, religious or cultural backgrounds, is a core principle of the Alliance, its members, and partners. Here are some examples of work we are doing throughout the world to provide economic assistance to those in greatest need:
Hizmet volunteers in Ethiopia are building a complex that houses a school, soup kitchen, and hospital.
Ethiopia: In August 2011, 5,000 Hizmet organization Kimse Yok Mu distributed care packages in the dry regions of Ethiopia. Volunteers also administered Malaria vaccines. In the regions of Harar, Mekele, Affar, Oramia, and Addis Abeba Central, 20,000 aid packages were distributed to 7,500 people.
Hizmet volunteers in Somalia administer malaria vaccines.
Somalia: From August to December 2011, Kimse Yok My (KYM) treated up to 70,000 people in Somalia. Volunteers also restored Benadir Hospital and built a medical institute to train midwives, nurses, and laboratory technicians. The restoration of the hospital included renovating the operating equipment and outpatient rooms. Volunteer doctors provided outpatient services, as well as care to bed-bound patients.
Hizmet volunteers treat cataract patients in Darfur.
Darfur: In order to combat blindness in Darfur, KYM launched the campaign, “Is Anybody There to Bring Light to Dark Eyes?” This effort provided cataract patients with free surgery. To date, Turkish doctors in Darfur have operated on nearly 6,000 cataract patients.