The Heat: Turkiye-Syria Earthquakes

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Unimaginable heartbreak and loss across Turkiye and Syria after powerful earthquakes hit the region.  One month later, we’ll take a closer look at recovery efforts.  

The devastation from February 6th’s powerful earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria is still difficult to grasp.  

More than 50,000 people were killed, over 200,000 buildings collapsed and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless.  

The United Nations issued an appeal for one billion dollars to assist survivors who still need adequate shelter and sanitation, but say it’s only raised 10%. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Dr. Margaret Harris is the Spokesperson for the World Health Organization.
  • Filippo Agostino is the Country Representative for Syria with the AVSI Foundation.  
  • Ahu Ozyurt is a former journalist and NGO communication coordinator.  
  • Yakzan Shishakly is the CEO of the Maram Foundation, an independent, non-government humanitarian organization.