The TRNC Ministry of Labor and Social Security to start food distribution on Wednesday

The TRNC Ministry of Labor and Social Security on Wednesday began the distribution of food aid to needy people in the country.

The Ministry aim to reach 10 thousand people with the aid of "Food Bank" under the Social Services Department of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

Minister of Labor and Social Security Koral Çağman emphasized that the deadline to apply for food aid is February 19, but that aid and food distribution will continue during the pandemic process.

The Minister said they initiated the project of preparing and distributing aid packages to individuals in need during the pandemic process, and emphasized that the important thing is to reach out to people in need and to bring to the forefront solidarity.

Families, those in need and foreigners who lost their jobs due to the pandemic or experienced economic difficulties will benefit from the aid.

9 thousand 266 applications has been received so far. 

Also if more than one person from the same household asked for help, it would be eliminated.

Those who do not have internet, can apply for food packages through social assistance offices.

5 thousand packages are ready and will be delivered to people in need starting from Wednesday.


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