Latest Earthquake In Turkey
On February 6, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southern Turkey near the northern Syrian border.
About 9 hours after this quake, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake occurred about 95 kilometers southwest.
As of February 9, at least 1,206 aftershocks have been reported. The quake was the most devastating to hit Turkey in more than 20 years and was as strong as the 1939 earthquake.
The first quake struck near Gaziantep in south-central Turkey, home to thousands of Syrian refugees and many humanitarian agencies based there.
The Turkish government is leading the response through the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). State officials have declared a Level 4 emergency and prompted a request for international assistance.
Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in his 10 provinces in the country.
Governments around the world responded quickly to requests for international assistance, sending rescue teams to provide assistance.
The country of Turkey is recognized as Turkey in English by the United Nations (UN). The current complex humanitarian emergency in Syria is one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, and an earthquake will only exacerbate the situation and vulnerability.
One of the obstacles to rapid assistance in Syria is the government’s lack of control over the entire northwest region, the hardest-hit area by the earthquake. Coordinated UN aid to northwestern Syria comes across the border from Turkey, while Damascus coordinates aid within the rest of government controlled Syria.
In northwestern Syria, 4.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, mostly women and children. Countries have offered assistance to Turkey, and the country has disaster management systems in place to assist in the response, but given that the country is not controlled by any authority, the Syrians affected by It is probably more difficult to get help from authority.
On February 12, the United Nations Chief Relief Officer, Martin Griffiths, said: “So far you have disappointed the people of northwestern Syria. We are asking,” the United Nations said, adding that it is expanding its cross-border aid efforts.
In February. 14 According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
(UNOCHA) situation report, priority was given to heavy debris removal machines. Medical supplies,
including ambulances and medicines. Accommodation and non-food items, including heating.
Emergency food and water, sanitation and hygiene assistance.