Qatar to send 10,000 mobile homes to quake-affected regions in Turkey, Syria
A day after two vicious earthquakes tore through different parts of Turkey and Syria, leading to more than 2,800 deaths, help and relief materials are pouring in from all parts of the world.
Following the directives of HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar was among the first nations to send help to the devastated areas.
Late Monday night, Qatar decided to allocate 10,000 mobile homes for distribution in quake-affected areas in Syria and Turkey, aimed at bringing relief to people. It will soon be delivered to the affected areas, said a statement from Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
Qatar Provides 10,000 Mobile Homes As Part of Relief Efforts for #Quake-Affected People in #Syria, #Turkey#MOFAQatar pic.twitter.com/OSZFt1HJJm— Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Qatar (@MofaQatar_EN) February 6, 2023
Earlier on Monday, a few hours after the first quake, Qatar launched its first flights of air bridge, carrying a team from the Qatar International Search and Rescue Group of the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), equipped with specialised mechanisms for search and rescue operations. In addition to it, the country also sent equipment to set up a field hospital, relief aid, tents and winter supplies.
Qatar Charity (QC) was quick to extend support, announcing on Monday that its field teams would immediately begin distributing relief aid to affected regions. It also launched an urgent campaign titled ‘Relief for earthquake victims - Turkey and Syria.’
متواجدون الآن في الميدان— Qatar Charity | قطر الخيرية (@qcharity) February 6, 2023
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QC said they distributed 27,000 hot meals, valued at QR 400,000, equally to those affected by the earthquake. A convoy of four trucks — carrying medical supplies, first aid, clothes, dates and foodstuffs — moved from Doha towards the affected areas.
The organisation said preparations were underway to organise 30 relief convoys that include food and non-food items valued at QR5.1m.
Work is also underway to prepare a plan estimated at QR 21.9m, including for urgent response (QR7.3m) and early recovery and reconstruction projects (QR14.6m).
If you wish to donate to the cause of relief work, you can officially do so through Qatar Charity here.
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