FIFA donates to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria
Moscow, February 17 – The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) will provide $1 million in humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, according to the organization’s website.
The funds will be used to purchase necessary humanitarian assistance items that will be required to provide the victims with temporary housing and safe conditions. FIFA will continue to cooperate with the Turkish and Syrian Football Associations and will monitor developments to decide on further action.
Earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 occurred, one after another, on February 6 in southeastern Turkey. According to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, they have become the most powerful since 1939, and he called the disaster the “disaster of the century.” According to the latest data, more than 35 thousand people died. The population felt the tremors, which were followed by hundreds of aftershocks, in 10 provinces of the country and neighboring countries, including Syria, and claimed the lives of about 8.5 thousand people, according to the latest information from the World Health Organization. According to the Syrian Ministry of Health, the death toll from the earthquake in the territory controlled by the Syrian government has reached 1,414.
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