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International earthquake relief efforts headed to Turkey and Syria

Rescuers and residents search through the rubble of collapsed buildings in the town of Harem near the Turkish border, Idlib province, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 8. Associated Press/Photo by Ghaith Alsayed

International earthquake relief efforts headed to Turkey and Syria

Almost 12,000 people in Turkey and Syria have died in the aftermath of earthquakes Monday, which left tens of thousands injured and hundreds of thousands homeless. Rescue crews in the two countries are still seeking survivors in the rubble of the world’s deadliest earthquakes in 25 years.

How are others responding? Countries and individuals are donating food and medical supplies to both countries. The U.S. has sent two civilian urban search and rescue teams to Turkey, whose president said he plans to have homes rebuilt and debris completely removed from his country’s most affected regions within a year.

Dig deeper: Read Onize Ohikere and Sharon Dierberger’s report in WORLD Magazine about earthquake relief agencies.

Elias Ferenczy

Elias Ferenczy is a breaking news intern for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Covenant College.

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