Qatar plans to ship 10,000 cabins and caravans from final yr’s World Cup to offer shelter for survivors of the Turkish earthquakes, officers mentioned.
The gas-rich Gulf nation says it had at all times deliberate to donate the cellular properties. They had been wanted to assist home among the 1.4 million followers who descended on the small nation throughout soccer’s greatest event.
An preliminary batch of 350 buildings was shipped out on Sunday, the Qatar Fund for Improvement mentioned.
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The magnitude 7.8 and seven.5 quakes that struck 9 hours aside on Feb. 6 killed greater than 35,000 folks in southeastern Turkey and war-torn northern Syria. The toll is predicted to climb even additional as search and rescue groups discover extra our bodies.
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Tens of 1000’s of buildings had been destroyed or severely broken, leaving tens of millions homeless. As shelters crammed up within the days after the quake many had been compelled to sleep outdoors in moist, wintry climate.
Qatar and different rich Gulf international locations have joined the worldwide effort to ship rescuers and help to the stricken area. The United Arab Emirates has pledged $100 million for reduction efforts. Saudi Arabia has dispatched eight planes loaded with provides to Turkey and Syria.
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The eighth Saudi flight landed in government-held Aleppo, in northern Syria, on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia was a powerful supporter of the opposition on the peak of Syria’s civil struggle and — not like different Arab international locations — has proven little curiosity in any rapprochement with President Bashar Assad.