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EU to provide 6.5 million euros in aid to Turkey and Syria after earthquake
19:24, 08.02.2023 |
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The European Commission will provide 6.5 million euros in aid to Turkey and Syria after the earthquakes.
BRUSSELS, February 8 – RIA Novosti. The European Union plans to provide 6.5m euros in emergency aid to Turkey and Syria following the earthquakes. says In the publication of the European Commission (EC).
“Following multiple earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this week, the European Union will provide additional emergency aid and emergency humanitarian aid worth €6.5m to both countries through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism,” the statement said. it was said.
According to the statement, “the first” 3.5 million euros will be allocated to Syria to support shelter, water, hygiene and search and rescue operations in the form of emergency humanitarian aid.
For Turkey, an initial 3 million Euros will be provided “to support response efforts” following the earthquake in the country.
According to the EC, European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic will visit the affected areas of Turkey on February 9 to coordinate EU actions.
On the morning of February 6, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit southeast Turkey, the most severe since 1939, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On Monday afternoon, another 7.6 magnitude earthquake occurred. According to the latest data, 8 thousand 574 people died, 49 thousand 133 were injured and about 6 thousand 444 buildings collapsed. The destruction after these earthquakes was recorded in various regions of Syria. According to the latest data of the Syrian Ministry of Health, the death toll in the country as a result of the earthquake exceeded 1.2 thousand, and more than 2,000 people were injured. The debris is cleared.

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