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No: 184, 9 August 2011, Press Release Regarding the Emergency Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Executive Committee

Upon the initiative of Turkey, an Emergency Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Executive Committee will be hosted by Turkey in Istanbul on 17 August 2011 under the OIC umbrella with a view to discuss the impacts of the ongoing famine crisis in Somalia that affects more than three million people and measures to be taken by the OIC in order to relieve the suffering caused by it.

All 57 member countries of the OIC, which aims at strengthening relations and cooperation between Islamic countries, have been invited to the abovementioned meeting.

The meeting is intended to heal the injuries caused by the ongoing famine crisis in Somalia as well as to demonstrate solidarity towards its brotherly people.