UN’s Food Programme Seeks $77 Million Aid For Turkey,Syria Quake Survivors

UN food program seeks $77 million in aid for Turkey, Syria earthquake survivors

The death toll from Monday’s devastating earthquake has surpassed 22,000.


The United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) on Friday called for $77 million to provide food rations and hot meals to the 874,000 people affected by the deadly earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. Turkey.

The number in need of aid “includes 284,000 newly displaced people in Syria and 590,000 people in Turkey, including 45,000 refugees and 545,000 internally displaced people,” the Rome-based organization said in a statement. dad.

The death toll in Monday’s devastating quake surpassed 22,000, making it the worst earthquake in the region in nearly a century.

WFP said it has provided food assistance to 115,000 people in Turkey and Syria over the past four days.

“We mainly offer hot meals, set meals and home packages – which do not require cooking equipment and can be prepared,” said Corinne Fleischer, WFP’s regional director for the Middle East and North Africa. consumed immediately”. .

“For the thousands of people affected by the earthquake, food is one of the top needs right now and our priority is to get it into the hands of those who need it quickly.”

Receiving aid for conflict-torn Syria is particularly difficult, but WFP says aid has reached a total of 43,000 people there.

Thanks to the available reserves in the country, they say they have enough instant rations for 100,000 people and other rations, which require cooking equipment, for 1.4 million people for a month.

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