The Turkish Red Crescent aims to reach 10 million people both in Turkey and across the globe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as the novel coronavirus continues its grip worldwide.

In a video conference on aid to be distributed during Ramadan, Kerem Kinik, the head of the Turkish Red Crescent, told reporters: “This year, we allocated a large part of our operations for needy in Turkey” due to the coronavirus pandemic, unlike previous years.

However, the aid body will also reach lots of areas suffering from poverty, war and natural natural disasters around the world, he added.

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