The Great Famine in Ireland and the Support of the Ottoman Empire

The Great Famine or The Great Hunger signifies a catastrophic period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland that occurred from 1845 to 1852. About one million people died and more than a million people emigrated from Ireland. At the end of this tragic period, Ireland lost almost a quarter of its entire population. In 1847, the Ottoman Empire was financially in a very severe situation. However, the Ottoman Sultan determined to help the Irish nation who experienced the most devastating and traumatic period in its history. The letter above shows us the importance of providing support for the vulnerable people. The Irish people responded to the aid of the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmeji