Turkey Earthquake Survivors In Need

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One month after the devastating earthquakes which struck southeast Turkey and northern Syria, there is a humanitarian crises and the appeal for $1 billion in relief aid has received only 10% of the necessary funding. With an estimated death toll of 53,000, the earthquake left hundreds of thousands homeless but approximately 2 million people have been displaced because of destroyed infrastructure.  Alvaro Rodriguez, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkey said, “So the challenge we have is how do we provide food, shelter, water for these communities?”  In Turkey over a million people are being sheltered in tents while others have been put in container houses, dormitories and guesthouses.  The World Bank estimates the total damage caused by the earthquakes comes to about $34.2 billion.