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Gazans flock to give blood for earthquake victims

The Palestine Red Crescent Society launched a blood donation campaign in the Gaza Strip for those injured in the recent earthquakes that have devastated southern Turkiye and northern Syria. Many volunteers turned out to give blood at Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

February 9, 2023 at 11:36 am

Palestinian citizens in the Gaza Strip participated in a blood donation campaign launched in support of the victims of the earthquake in Turkiye and Syria, The Palestinian Information Centre reports.

The campaign was launched by the International Federation of Red Crescent Society (IFRC) in its headquarters in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday for two days to help the victims of the earthquake.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) rescue teams managed, on Wednesday, to find two Palestinian survivors under the rubble of a building in the Al-Raml refugee camp in the Syrian Lattakia Governorate.

The PRCS teams rescued the two Palestinian refugees, Jana Al-Rinu and Hala Al-Rinu, who have been under the rubble for three days, as a result of the earthquake that struck Turkiye and Syria.

More than 11,000 people were killed and thousands others were wounded in the earthquake that shook southern Turkiye and northern Syria, while hundreds of families are still trapped under the rubble.

65 Palestinians have been killed in Syria and Turkiye due to the earthquake, 12 of whom passed away in Al-Raml camp, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Palestinian National Authority.

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