Giro555 starts aid to Turkey
We rely on independent sources, such as the United Nations. On February 14, the United Nations reported more than 36,000 fatalities; this number is expected to double. There are almost 90,000 injured. Thousands of buildings collapsed, leaving > 1 million people homeless. The number of dead and injured will certainly continue to rise.
These are millions of people who urgently need help. To give you an idea: more than 23 million people live in the entire disaster area. The United Nations estimates that 1 million people have lost their homes. The Turkish government indicates that it has evacuated 158,000 people. This means that hundreds of thousands of people still urgently need shelter and warmth. In the affected northwest of Syria, more than 4 million people were already dependent on humanitarian aid. The UN announced on February 14 that almost 9 million people in Syria were affected by the earthquake. Humanitarian organizations will need approximately $400 million over the next three months to respond to the most urgent humanitarian needs.