US to allocate $85 million to aid Turkey and Syria after earthquakes

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The US authorities will allocate $ 85 million for humanitarian assistance after the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. This is stated in statement United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through which funds will be allocated.

The USAID Disaster Relief Team (DART) was mobilized hours after the February 6 earthquakes. Now DART operates in Adiyaman, Adana and Ankara, the group includes about 200 people, of which 159 are search and rescue personnel. Her top priority is helping to get people out of the rubble.

In Turkey, the death toll from the earthquake reaches 17.6 thousand, more than 70 thousand were injured, in Syria more than 3 thousand became victims, more than 5 thousand were injured. Several countries are helping to eliminate the consequences of the earthquake, including rescuers from the Ministry of Emergency Situations RF. National mourning has been declared in the country until February 12.

About the consequences of earthquakes for Ankara – in the publication “Kommersant” “The Earth shook Turkey.”

Laura Keffer

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