Kuwait Red Crescent Society Signs USD5m Deal to Aid Syria and Turkiye

  • Publish date: Saturday، 11 February 2023
Kuwait Red Crescent Society Signs USD5m Deal to Aid Syria and Turkiye

Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) signed on Friday a USD five million international cooperation deal to help those affected by the catastrophic earthquake hitting northern Syria.

Food supplies medical assistance, and tools to erect shelters were essential parts of the deal.

The KRCS has sent 90 tons of relief aid material and provided assistance to those affected by the earthquake so far.

Earlier this week, the Kuwaiti Cabinet pledged USD 30 million in aid of the quake-struck people in Turkiye and Syria. The funding includes USD 15 million for disaster relief in Syria and an equal sum for Turkiye, the Cabinet said in a press release on Thursday.

The death toll from the Turkey-Syria earthquake reached 24,000. In Turkey, the number of fatalities has risen to 20,665, the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has said. Nearly 93,000 victims have been evacuated from the quake zone in southern Turkey and more than 166,000 personnel were involved in the rescue and relief efforts.

Meanwhile in Syria, more than 3,500 people have been reported dead.

At least 870,000 people urgently needed food in the two countries after the quake, which has made up to 5.3 million people homeless in Syria alone, the UN warned

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