Drone captures dramatic destruction in earthquake epicenter in Türkiye
06 February 2023 | 2:06 pm
At least 284 people were killed and 2,323 others injured in 10 provinces after a strong earthquake jolted southern Türkiye on Monday morning, Vice President Fuat Oktay said.
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International humanitarian aid has started to arrive for victims of the earthquake disaster in Syria and Turkey — but it is dependent on donations. An overview of the main aid organizations.
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In this special edition of Middle East Matters, we focus on the aftermath of last week's deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Tens of thousands dead and millions in desperate need of basic food-stuffs, water, shelter and medical aid - frustration mounts over the response of Ankara and Damascus - both governments stand accused of a lack of leadership and accountability, and of mismanaging relief efforts.
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The UN is seeking to help provide food, water and shelter for millions of people affected by earthquakes. The death toll in Turkey and Syria continues to rise.
The number of countries present on the ground in Turkey is going down as humanitarian aid takes over from search and rescue missions. One of the main priorities now is providing medical assistance to alleviate, and at times even replace, Turkish hospital services that cannot face the crisis on their own, given that many health centers are damaged or even destroyed.
There is much sympathy in Iran for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, but the disaster has also stoked fears. Iranian authorities seem to have learned little from similar past catastrophes in their country.
It has taken longer for humanitarian aid to reach earthquake victims in northern Syria than almost anywhere else. Those people who dug through rubble with bare hands and lost loved ones want to know why.
Survivors of Turkey's devastating earthquake are criticizing the government for a lack of sanitary facilities in the affected region. Emergency services say infectious diseases are on the rise.
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