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.
UN officials call for Security Council’s support for post-quake Syria
Ne York: Top UN officials on Tuesday called on the Security Council’s strong support for Syria following the 6 February earthquakes, which worsened an already dire situation in the wake of 12 years of brutal civil war.
WFP chief describes ‘apocalyptic’ post-quake landscape in Syria, Türkey
New York: The head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) concluded a visit on Saturday to devastated Syrian and Turkish communities and aid supply routes, calling on authorities to open more border crossings to help survivors of the earthquakes that hit both countries in early February.
UNICEF appeals for support for children affected by Türkey earthquakes
New York: A senior official with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday called for greater support for boys and girls affected by the powerful earthquakes in Türkey, which have left more than one million people homeless.
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.
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.
WHO announces $43 million appeal to scale up response in Syria and Turkey
New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a $43 million appeal to support earthquake response in Syria and Türkey, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Sunday.
Turkey: UN relief chief meets families affected by devastating earthquake
New York: Humanitarians will launch appeals for Türkiye and Syria in the aftermath of the deadly earthquakes this week, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said on Saturday.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives in quake-hit Syria
Cairo/UNI: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrived in Syria, five days after the country was rocked by powerful earthquakes, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.
More aid reaches Syria’s quake victims but it’s not enough, say UN aid agencies
New York: A second UN aid convoy reached northwest Syria on Friday to help victims of the still-unfolding earthquake tragedy, but humanitarians have warned that far more lifesaving help is needed, and much more quickly.
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 earthquake leaves over 17,500 people dead, rescue ops hampered amid bitter cold
Antakya/IBNS: As the rescue operation continues, the toll in the Turkey-Syria earthquake has surpassed 17,500 people, making the calamity one of the deadliest in decades.
Earthquake death toll crosses 11,000 in Turkey, Syria
Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday during his visit to the worst-hit region after a massive earthquake that the death toll in his country has surged to 8,574, bringing the total fatalities with neighboring Syria to over 11,000.