He called us on countries all over the world to “do everything they can” support the people of Turkey and Syria in getting up of 7.7 magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks left more from 35,000 people dead.
“We do that in this country. This is an effort that goes beyond the federal government, State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on Monday.
“This is an effort where once againAnd we’ve seen generosity of spirit of The American people rise On this occasion,” he said, adding that the National Football League encouraged the Americans football fans on Sunday to contribute to the ongoing earthquake relief effort in Turkey and Syria.
Given the devastation and loss of Human life, this earthquake affected not only Turkey and Syria, but the whole world,” He said.
The United States continues support Search and rescue recovery and relief efforts and mobilize more equipment and resources to help in the recovery and humanitarian response efforts in in both Turkey and Syria,” reaffirming the White House’s commitment to providing all necessary assistance to the afflicted. countries.
American agency for Search and rescue teams of the International Development Agency (USAID) have arrived at Incirlik Air Base last Wed to help with earthquake efforts in Turkey in the aftermath of the disaster, composed of 159 people, 12 rescue dogs and 77,110 kilograms (170,000 pounds). of specialized equipment And in addition to 79 people teams Previously published and personnel already on the earth.
On humanitarian aid to Syria, Price confirmed that international community He has a “moral obligation” to do everything in that it power To provide assistance for the earthquake-hit Regions.
“This includes working together urgently in the United Nations Security Council to allow additional crossings points From Turkey “.
This is not political, but human issuePrice stressed. “As we have seen this past A week later, only one Transit means that there is one point of failure,” he addedindicating that more Crossing aid would save more spirits.
To our Turkish friend and ally: We will be with you all step of the way. to people of Syria: We are sending you the exact same message.”
For years, the United Nations has sent humanitarian aid to Syria through it just one border crossing, silvigozo, in Southern province of Turkey of Hatay, but it was damaged in massive earthquakes last Monday.
no less than 31,643 people were killed in Turkey and over 80,000 more injured after 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes hit southern Turkey within a period of time of less than 10 hours on February 6, affecting about 13 million peopleaccording to the latest official Numbers.
earthquake epicenter in Kahramanmaras, also hit Nine more provinces – Hatay, Gaziantep, Adiyaman, Malatya, Adana, Diyarbakir, Kilis, Osmaniye and Sanliurfa.
several countries in the regionas far as Lebanon and the island of cyprus, also I felt strong tremors, with Neighboring Syria received the greatest damage after Turkey.
the already war-torn country death outcome climbed above 3500 with more from 5200 people injured. Authorities expect losses to increase as hope for a statement more survivors in The ruins vanish on The ninth day.