Some two million persons are residing in non permanent shelters after the earthquakes that hit on February 6.
Qatar has despatched 400 non permanent houses – used to accommodate followers in the course of the 2022 World Cup – to assist these affected by the devastating Turkey-Syria earthquakes.
Some two million persons are residing in non permanent shelters after the earthquakes on February 6 left more than 50,000 individuals lifeless in Turkey and neighbouring Syria.
Two ships have arrived within the metropolis of Iskenderun with 400 transportable houses, with Qatar’s ambassador to Turkey saying extra are on the way in which.
“We hope this might be appropriate for the earthquake survivors,” Sheikh Mohammad bin Nasser Al Thani instructed reporters in Iskenderun.
In response to the UN, greater than 1.5 million individuals have been left homeless by the earthquakes.
“They’re residing in tents, container cities and even trains,” Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo, reporting from Iskenderun, stated.
“Households residing within the practice say they’ve nowhere to go… and it supplies shelter and safety from the chilly at night time.”
Emine Ates, who resides on a practice along with her three kids, stated they’d been there for almost a month.
“We don’t know the way lengthy we’ll keep right here but when they shut the trains, we must go to the tents,” she instructed Al Jazeera.
“Could nobody ever see such an evening once more [when the earthquakes struck]. It was hell. Everybody left their houses in a rush to outlive.”
Suzan Kocak, one other displaced particular person, stated her husband works for a railway firm, which was why they selected to maneuver there.
“Our home is broken. That is my husband’s office. We now have come right here to search out shelter. We’re grateful that they gave us the practice automobiles,” she instructed Al Jazeera.
Final week, one other earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit the city of Yesilyurt in Malatya province, killing at the least one particular person and injuring dozens.
The tremor precipitated some broken buildings to break down. A 3-month state of emergency was introduced by Turkish authorities in provinces that have been affected by the tremors.
Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo contributed to this report.