Türkiye's Doctors Worldwide Association to provide Gaza aid during Eid al-Adha

Turkish charity's 'Let there be sacrifice, let there be health' campaign will cover 22 countries

09:35 - 18/05/2024 Saturday
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Turkish charity Doctors Worldwide Association said Friday it will deliver donated sacrificial meat during the Eid al-Adha, or the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, in war-devasted Gaza.

In a statement, the Istanbul-based organization also confirmed that it will continue providing medical services to meet healthcare needs in Gaza, where life has come to a standstill since Oct. 7.

A 20-member team of the association has conducted non-stop emergency aid operations in the Palestinian enclave despite incessant Israeli attacks.

The organization will also carry out its Eid al-Adha donation program amid an increasingly challenging condition in the region.

The Doctors Worldwide Association's "Let there be sacrifice, let there be health" campaign will cover 22 countries, including Türkiye, and will also distribute shares of sacrificial donations in Gaza.

Due to security and operational difficulties, the association plans to perform the Eid al-Adha rights, which involves sacrificing animals like cows or sheep, outside of the Palestinian territory.

The sacrificial meat will be canned before it is delivered to the people of Gaza. The charity will also ensure that the cold chain is maintained and the meat is delivered before the expiration date.

Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, is the second most important Islamic holiday. It marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

During the festival, many Muslims slaughter animals, including goats, sheep, cows, or camels, and donate portions of the meat to the needy.

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