Nato yesterday shipped the first 600 of more than 1,000 containers to be used for temporary housing in earthquake-devastated Turkey.
Nato said the containers are normally used as deployable headquarters and will be equipped with heating and power.
More than 1 million people are homeless in Turkey after powerful earthquakes destroyed some 47,000 buildings in the country on 6 February, killing more than 40,000 people, reports The New York Times.
The containers left the port of Taranto, Italy yesterday evening bound for the coastal city of Iskenderun.
A joint Nato-civilian-military team has been preparing a camp for 4,000 people there, Nato said.
The containers are expected to arrive next week.