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Turkey – Syria earthquake | WHO increases aid appeal to 84.5 million for victims in Syria and Turkey | Recep Tayyip Erdoğan | Bashar al-Assad | WORLD

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The World Health Organization (WHO) today increased to $84.5 million its international request for financial assistance to care for victims of earthquakes from February 6 in Turkey and Syriaalmost double what was requested a week ago.

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Last weekend, during his visit to Syria to oversee humanitarian efforts, the director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesuslaunched an initial request for aid of 43 million dollars.

WHO's aid to the areas devastated by the earthquakes includes the shipment of medicines, emergency kits for the victims, the deployment of experts to detect possible sources of infectious and respiratory diseases, and mental and psychosocial care services for the survivors.

Tedros stressed this week that many of the earthquake survivors, especially in Syria, lack adequate shelter and access to medical care, food or clean water.

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