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Jordan to accelerate aid delivery to quake victims in Turkiye, Syria

February 19, 2023 at 5:27 pm

Workers load the Aegean plane with medical supplies with humanitarian aid to Turkiye. [Costas Baltas – Anadolu Agency]

Jordan plans to accelerate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the victims of two deadly earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria, Anadolu reports.

“The Jordan Hashemite charity organization is preparing 14 aid trucks to be sent to Syria,” the organization’s secretary-general, Hussein al-Shebli, said on Saturday.

“A plane loaded with humanitarian aid will also be flown to Turkiye on Monday,” he added.

According to al-Shebli, the aid trucks will be delivered to the quake victims in Syria through UN organizations.

At least 40,642 people were killed and over 108,000 others injured in two powerful earthquakes that rocked southern Turkiye on Feb. 6, according to the latest official figures.

The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes, centered in the Kahramanmaras province, affected more than 13 million people across 11 provinces, including Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye,Elazig and Sanliurfa.

In Syria, at least 5,840 people were killed in the earthquake disaster.

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