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Türkiye quake aftermath: Funding needed to stave off risks to millions of children

New York: Two months after devastating earthquakes hit Türkiye and northern Syria, 2.5 million children in Türkiye remain in need of humanitarian support and are at risk of falling into poverty, child labour or under-age marriage, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday.

Türkiye, Syria quake response continues, food security threat rising

New York: Almost two months after deadly earthquakes struck Türkiye and northern Syria, a large-scale humanitarian operation is underway for which funding is still desperately needed, the UN Humanitarian Affairs coordination office (OCHA) said on Friday.

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.

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.

Syria-Türkey earthquakes: Food, shelter and medicines among latest aid deliveries

New York: Aid continues to roll into northwest Syria, with 53 trucks crossing from southern Türkey on Thursday, the UN reported in its latest update on response to the devastating earthquakes that struck the two countries on 6 February.

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.

'Pakistan sent repackaged Turkish flood aid as earthquake relief material,' journalist reveals

Pakistan is facing a major embarrassment globally over the relief material it sent to Turkey after the recent devastating earthquakes that left over 40,000 people dead.

Turkey's ruling party not planning to postpone elections over earthquake: Reports

Ankara: Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party is not discussing a postponement of the general election due to the earthquake, with the two date options on the table remaining unchanged, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported 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.

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.

Turkey quake: Two-month-old found alive in rubble after 128 hours

Hatay/IBNS: Amid a huge number of deaths and massive destruction in Turkey, a miraculous rescue operation has emerged in which a two-month-old baby was brought out from under the rubble in Hatay.