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UN appeals for $1B for earthquake survivors in Türkiye



The United Nations appealed for $1 billion in humanitarian assistance to help earthquake survivors in Türkiye on Thursday.

The world body said in a statement that the funds would provide humanitarian relief for three months to 5.2 million people, allowing aid organizations to “rapidly scale up vital support.”

Ten provinces were destroyed after magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes hit Türkiye on Feb. 6, killing over 35,000 people and injuring over 80,000 others.

U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths, who visited Türkiye last week, said the people have “experienced unspeakable heartbreaks,” as he called the disaster “the worst event in 100 years in this region.”

“We must stand with them in their darkest hour and ensure they receive the support they need,” he underlined.


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