While the loss of life in Syria exceeded 2900, the Damascus administration formally requested assistance from the EU. The EU Commission called on member states to respond positively to the request.
While the loss of life exceeded 2900 and the number of injured exceeded 11 thousand in Syria, where the earthquake was the most severe outside of Turkey, Damascus administration officially applied to the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism for help yesterday. The request includes search and rescue teams, shelter and medicines. With the official request, the EU Emergency Response Coordination Center (ERCC) contacted member states and the United Nations to immediately deliver possible aid to the people who need it most in Syria.
SANCTIONS ARE IMPLEMENTED
EU Commission Member for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic said that he wanted member states to respond positively to this request. Although the sanctions against Syria have the potential to create problems in terms of aid, Lenarcic stated that it will be closely monitored whether the aid to be provided is misused.
‘LONG DEMAND LIST’
The EU Commission decided on urgent financial support to help earthquake victims access necessary materials such as shelter, water and health, and to support search and rescue operations. In this context, 3.5 million Euros (70 million TL) is released in the first place. The EU organizes the existing humanitarian aid projects for this country in a way to respond to the crisis.
THREE AIRCRAFT MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AID FROM WHO
World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge said WHO ‘S “ 3. Level of Emergency” announced that they have declared. WHO also announced that a high-level delegation will be sent to the region to coordinate the agency’s assistance, as well as medical personnel and three aircraft medical supplies.