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Middle East Monitor: Around 42,000 Syrians in Turkiye voluntarily went home since quakes: Defence Chief

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Middle East Monitor staff. Around 42,000 Syrians in Turkiye have returned to their home country across the border since the 6 February earthquakes centred in Turkiye’s southern region, the Turkish National Defence Minister said on Tuesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Speaking in the quake-hit Hatay province, Hulusi Akar…

The Telegraph Frontpage 2023 February 21

By Sam Hall On his first trip to Kyiv since the war began, Joe Biden hit out at Vladimir Putin and pledged more military funding for Ukraine. Joe Biden makes his first trip to Ukraine About this time last year, Vladimir Putin would have been planning his own trip to Kyiv to celebrate the successesContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage 2023 February 21”

Blinken promises support for post-earthquake rebuilding in Turkey

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Sunday during a visit to earthquake-ravaged Turkey that the United States would provide $100 million in disaster assistance. He also assured Turkey — a NATO ally with sometimes tense relations with the U.S. — of Washington’s steady support in the recovery from the 7.8- and 7.5-magnitude earthquakes that hitContinue reading “Blinken promises support for post-earthquake rebuilding in Turkey”

Bashar al-Assad’s disaster diplomacy

Al-Assad offered up a rare concession, permitting U.N. aid convoys to use two additional border crossings from Turkey to pass directly into opposition-controlled territory for the first time since the civil war began 12 years ago.

BBC: Syria earthquake: Aleppo hospitals overwhelmed by victims

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Assaf Abboud in Aleppo, Syria & Kate Forbes in London. Hospitals in Aleppo do not have enough room for new patients in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake, a doctor in the Syrian city has told the BBC. At the Al-Razi Hospital there are too many beds…

RIAC: Syria: Humanitarian Crisis and Disaster

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Ivan Bocharov. On January 9, 2023, the UN Security Council extended the cross-border mechanism for the supply of humanitarian aid to the north-western regions of Syria. According to Resolution 2672, the mechanism has been extended for six months, until July 10, 2023. Voting took place the day before…

Expression of sadness and thank you message to the world – Üzüntü beyanı ve Dünyaya teşekkür mesajı

*** WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE EARTHQUAKE, WE EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION TO THE WHOLE WORLD, INCLUDING THE EU, FOR THEIR SUPPORT!   Ayhan Zeytinoğlu… Expression of sadness and thank you message to the world – Üzüntü beyanı ve Dünyaya teşekkür mesajı

Iraqi support to Syrian earthquake victims

Prime minister of Syria Hussein Arnous met on Friday with an Iraqi parliamentary delegation led by Mohsen Al-Mandalawi the Iraqi First Deputy Speaker. Al-Mandalawi and the delegation members voiced solidarity and their stand by Syria especially after the earthquake that rocked it, extending condolences to Syria, leadership and people, as well as the families ofContinue reading “Iraqi support to Syrian earthquake victims”

Syrian Arab Red Crescent asks the West for help

The earthquake death toll in Turkey and Syria rose to more than 21,000 on Thursday. Turkey had confirmed 17,674 deaths as of late Thursday, surpassing the toll of a devastating 1999 temblor that was so traumatic it changed politics in the country. Syria has reported 3,377 deaths, and thousands of injuries. The powerful, back-to-back 7.8Continue reading “Syrian Arab Red Crescent asks the West for help”