| Migrants seeking asylum in the US camp at the border crossing in Tijuana | | Daddy Yankee is honest and reveals that he changed his mansion because they no longer fit... his tennis shoes! | | The US Coast Guard searches for a man who fell from a cruise ship off Florida | | Anitta poses in a bikini for Harper’s Bazaar magazine | | Biden Laughs Upon Learning DeSantis Could Pardon Trump If Elected President | | Ninel Conde shows off her tan wearing a white micro bikini | | Armed confrontation with police leaves 10 criminals dead in northern Mexico | | The musical group OV7 confirms the date of its final goodbye from the stages | | Pedro Sanchez advances the general elections in Spain | | New Jersey student's service dog receives diploma at graduation | | Memorial Day 2023: discounts in clothing, technology and household items stores | | Public sector employees in New York will receive a bonus of up to $2,000 dollars | | US threatens Uganda with sanctions if it does not repeal its anti-homosexuality law | | Teen in Guyana charged as an adult with 19 counts of murder in bedroom fire | | In an argument after the defeat of Chivas, a young man in Mexico killed his uncle with a knife | | The Little Mermaid grossed more than $117 million in the US in its opening weekend | | Chiquis Rivera announces her engagement and shows off her luxurious ring | | Nayib Bukele announces another offensive against gangs in El Salvador | | At 53, Jennifer Lopez shows off her statuesque figure in a yellow swimsuit | | Karol G dances daringly in a minidress and then sings in a 'live' after years | | Apple will pay a $50 million dollar settlement for a design problem in the keyboards of its MacBooks | | Man in police custody dies after breaking window of hospital with oxygen tank and falling 20 feet | | Lying face down Demi Rose posted a video before receiving a massage | | North Korea announces satellite launch; Critics Accuse Covert Long-Range Missile Test | | Man who opened plane door mid-flight says he did it because he felt suffocated | | Itati Cantoral seems to have copied Shakira's look | | 246 shootings and more than 17 thousand victims in 147 days in the United States | | China will make history and send a civilian into space for the first time | | Checo Perez moves away from the championship he finished last places in the Monaco GP and earns the anger of Red Bull | | Shooting at New Mexico Biker Rally Leaves 3 Dead | | Chivas vs Tigres: TV to watch the final of the Liga MX in the United States |

UN counts more than 50,000 deaths after the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

UN counts more than fifty thousand deaths after the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
UN counts more than fifty thousand deaths after the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Khushbu Kumari

In addition to the thousands of deaths, the World Bank estimated the economic cost of the damage caused in Turkey by the strong earthquakes at USD 34 billion, although it warned that reconstruction could cost twice that amount.

ust two days after the director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) commented that he encountered apocalyptic scenes when visiting the areas affected by the earthquake in southern Turkey.

Martin Griffiths told the UN Security Council that three weeks after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, followed by strong aftershocks, the scale of the disaster is now much clearer: at least 44,000 People have been killed in Turkey and some 6,000 in Syria, mainly in the rebel-held northwest.

In the face of the disaster, the UN made an urgent appeal for $397.6 million dollars to help the victims of the earthquake in Syria is 42% funded and the appeal of $1,000 million dollars for the victims in Turkey is only 7.4% funded , and this only covers emergency needs for the next three months.

According to information from international agencies, Griffiths told the Syria-focused council meeting that before the earthquakes, 15.3 million people, 70% of the country's population, were in need of humanitarian assistance, and said he saw during a subsequent visit to the earthquake that, in the harsh winter conditions, entire neighborhoods have been destroyed.

“First assessments indicated that 5 million people in Syria are in need of basic shelter and non-food assistance ,” said the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. "In many areas, four to five families are crammed into tents, with no special facilities for the elderly, chronically ill or disabled."

In addition, Griffiths told council members that hundreds of buildings are at high risk of collapsing, thousands more may need to be demolished, disease risk is rising amid a pre-earthquake cholera outbreak, and food prices and other essential items is increasing.

You may also like:

About | Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy