Turkey and Syria were hit by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on February 6, 2023, killing at least 42,000 people and collapsing hundreds of buildings in one of the worst natural disasters in years. It was followed hours later by a second one almost as powerful. Dozens of countries, including China and the United States, have pledged aid even as rescuers race against time to find survivors.
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Global community must remain focused on responding to the massive humanitarian crisis in Turkey and Syria, including rebuilding efforts.
As the death toll in southern Turkey and northern Syria climbs, now is the time for local and global mercy efforts to get under way.
Turkey’s President Erdogan has pledged to rebuild homes within a year but it will be many months before thousands can leave their tents or container homes.
Warplanes targeted Aleppo’s airport, a major conduit for aid flights since last month’s earthquake that devastated parts of Turkey and Syria; strike put the runway out of service.
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‘Nation will do what is necessary on May 14, God willing’, said president; he has faced criticism over handling of tragedy, which killed tens of thousands of people.
Epicentre was in area hit by massive February 6 earthquake that killed tens of thousands in Turkey and Syria.
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Before this, at least seven tremors over magnitude 4 had been recorded since Friday evening in Turkey, including the quake-hit south.
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Through chef collaborations and other events, Hong Kong restaurant and bars have been raising funds to help some of the estimated 1 million people left homeless by twin earthquakes.
A new 6.4-magnitude earthquake killed six people and injured almost 300 in parts of Turkey laid waste two weeks ago by a massive quake that killed tens of thousands.
Firefighter Leung Chi-wang tells of moment he found survivor trapped in rubble of destroyed flat building.
US Secretary of State Blinken pledged long-term aid for Ankara as rescue work wound down after the February 6 earthquakes killed more than 46,000 people in Turkey and Syria.
Rescue operations continue in some 40 buildings in the Kahramanmaras and Hatay provinces but this number is expected to fall by Sunday evening.
In his first trip to Turkey, the US’ top diplomat Antony Blinken will discuss how Washington can further aid Ankara, and the stalled Nato bids of Sweden and Finland, which Turkey has so far refused to ratify.
Activists, rescue teams in Syria’s northwest have decried a slow UN response to the quake in Syria’s rebel-held areas, compared to the planeloads of aid and supplies entering government-controlled airports.
Taha Erdem, 17, filmed himself on his phone while stuck and sandwiched between concrete in what he thought would be his last words.
Former Newcastle star Atsu, from Ghana, was at his home in the Turkish southern province of Hatay when the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on February 6, killing 43,000 people.
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There were initial reports Christian Atsu had been rescued a day after the earthquake, but these turned out to be false.
Some social media users cited flashes of light before the quake as evidence they were artificially generated by the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Programme.
Last-hope rescue news was still coming on Friday. Rescue teams in Hatay recovered a 45-year-old man alive after he spent 11 and a half days under rubble.
Chief Executive John Lee says ‘no one let go of any chance to save lives’ as rescue team lands on home soil.
International aid agencies are stepping up efforts to help millions of homeless people after a massive earthquake hit Turkey and Syria on February 6.