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Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: many lives buried under the debris have been saved, around 24,000 dead, people angry at the lack of relief



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The death toll from the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has reached nearly 24,000.
Meanwhile, the severe cold has increased the suffering of around 10 lakh people.
There is an urgent need to provide food and drink to people affected by the earthquake.

Ankara. On Friday, rescuers pulled children alive from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Turkey and Syria. It is considered a miracle. So far, the death toll from the earthquake has reached almost 24,000. At present, the severe cold has further aggravated the suffering of around 10,000 people, who are in urgent need of food and drinks. According to official sources, the death toll in Turkey and Syria has reached 23,700. The death toll in one of the region’s deadliest earthquakes continues to rise.

Rescuers pulled several people from the rubble on Friday after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey. However, temperatures are below freezing across the region and many people currently have no shelter or warm place to stay. The Turkish government has distributed hot food as well as tents and blankets to millions of people, but the government is still struggling to reach the large number of people in need. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that the Turkish authorities’ response to the earthquake in the south of the country is not progressing as fast as the government would like.

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In Syria, too, the United Nations has been accused of failing to provide adequate humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas of the country. UN Security Council approval needed for UN aid to reach rebel-held northwest Syria via Turkish border following devastating earthquake . However, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) said it would discuss the issue next week. While the Syrian government has approved the sending of humanitarian aid to the frontlines of the civil war that has been raging in the country for 12 years. Syrian state media said that with the help of the United Nations, the Syrian Red Crescent and the International Red Cross, aid will be provided to those in need.

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