8 February 2023
Countries around the world dispatched teams to assist in the rescue efforts, and Turkiye’s disaster management agency said more than 24,400 emergency personnel were now on the ground.
Among them, France has dispatched members of its civil security to the earthquake zone at the behest of Turkish authorities. They join the ranks of specialists from the EU, the US and beyond who are involved in assisting the rescue efforts after the devastating earthquake.
Meanwhile, Iraq sent humanitarian aid to Syria. The death toll in government-held areas of Syria climbed to 812 people, with some 1,450 injured. In the country’s rebel-held northwest, the paramedic group leading rescue operations said that at least 790 were killed and more than 2,200 injured.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry established a crisis cell and an air bridge to deliver aid to affected people. Medicine, first aid equipment, and logistics equipment was loaded onto a military airplane and sent to Syria.
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