Iran Sends More Humanitarian Aid to Turkey after Devastating Earthquakes
- March, 09, 2023 - 15:06
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian plane carrying 20 tons of humanitarian aid landed in Turkey on March 8, the same day that Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian arrived in the country.
The aid is intended for people affected by recent earthquakes in southeastern Turkey. This is not the first time Iran has sent aid to the region.
The country has already sent 15 plane loads of supplies to Syrian quake victims, the most recent of which landed in Aleppo on March 3.
Amirabdollahian visited the areas affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and expressed hope that the government and people of Turkey will overcome the crisis soon.
The two earthquakes that struck southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria on February 6 had a combined magnitude of 7.8 and 7.6. The official death toll in both countries has exceeded 52,000, with millions still displaced and in urgent need of assistance.
Iran was one of the first countries to provide aid to Turkey and Syria by sending tons of medical, food, and sanitary supplies.
Teams from the Iranian Red Crescent Society, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and the Army were also dispatched to help with search and rescue operations in the affected areas.