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Step up support to Syria-Türkiye earthquake survivors: UN refugee chief

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Monday underlined the need for greater and urgent international support for survivors of the recent deadly earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye following a five-day visit to the two countries.

Türkey-Syria quakes: Migration chief hails ‘proud and brave’ citizens of Antakya

The head of the UN migration agency IOM, stood in the middle of the ancient Turkish city of Antakya on Saturday, and called on the international community to “strengthen its efforts” to ensure aid reaches the millions impacted by last month’s deadly earthquakes.

More than 850,000 Syrian, Turkish children displaced by earthquakes

New York: One month on from the two catastrophic earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria, more than 850,000 children remain displaced after being forced from their damaged or destroyed homes amid millions in dire need of aid, UN agencies said.

1.5 million now homeless in Turkey after quake disaster, warn UN development experts

New York: As the death toll from the 6 February earthquake disaster topped 41,000 in Turkey, UN development experts said on Tuesday that 1.5 million people have been made homeless in the south of the country, where at least 500,000 new homes will need to be built.

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Turkey-Syria border region

Antakya/IBNS: Another earthquake struck the border region of Turkey and Syria on Monday, just two weeks after both countries were devastated by three quakes leaving more than 47,000 people dead.

Quake latest: Aid convoys will keep crossing into Syria ‘for as long as needs are there’

New York: A steady flow of UN aid trucks filled with vital humanitarian relief, continues to cross the border from southern Türkiye into northwest Syria to help communities enduring terrible trauma caused by last week’s earthquake disaster – and  “will continue every day for as long as the needs are there”, UN aid teams said on Friday.

UN launches $1 billion appeal to scale-up aid operations in Turkey

New York: The United Nations on Thursday launched a $1 billion appeal for Turkey to assist more than five million people affected by the cataclysmic earthquakes last week, the largest to hit the country in a century.

Children sleep in streets, too afraid to go home after quake disaster

New York: As UN aid convoys prepared to deliver more relief to quake-hit northwest Syria via two additional land routes from Türkiye on Tuesday, UN humanitarians warned that many thousands of children have likely been killed, while millions more vulnerable people urgently need support.

Earthquake disaster: UN chief welcomes Syria decision to open aid corridors

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the decision on Monday by the Syrian president to open two further crossing points on the Turkish border to allow more aid into the stricken northwest of the country.

Earthquake disaster: ‘We must put people first’ urges Guterres in race to save lives

New York: Now is the time to stand up for the people of Türkiye and Syria living in the region of the deadly earthquake disaster, said the UN chief on Thursday, and show them “the same kind of support and generosity” which they have displayed in recent years, aiding millions of refugees and displaced people fleeing conflict.

First UN aid convoy reaches Syria’s quake-hit northwest since disaster

New York: As a UN aid convoy reached Syria on Thursday for the first time since devastating earthquakes cut off supply lines from Türkiye three days ago, UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, called for assurances that desperately needed assistance inside Syria would not be held up or “politicized”.

Turkey-Syria earthquakes: Death toll crosses 20,000, rescue workers still in search for survivors

Ankara/IBNS/UNI: As rescue workers rummage through the rubble of collapsed buildings to search for survivors of the deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the toll has crossed 20,000, four days since the natural disaster struck the region, according to official sources.

Turkey: Death toll in powerful earthquakes crosses 17,000

Ankara/UNI: At least 17,674 people were killed and 72,879 others injured by two strong earthquakes that jolted southern Turkey earlier this week, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said.

Turkey: Earthquake death toll touches 17,600

Istanbul: The death toll due to the earthquake which rocked Turkey has now crossed 17,600, officials said.

Turkey earthquakes: Death toll surpasses 12,000

Ankara/UNI: The number of people who died in powerful earthquakes in southern Turkey has surpassed 12,000, a government agency said on Thursday.