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AMDA Emergency Relief #01: Earthquakes in T端rkiye

Publication date:2023-02-13
In response to the catastrophic earthquakes which struck the southern part of the Republic of Türkiye (Turkey) on 6 February, AMDA has dispatched a team of relief personnel from Japan.

According to UN OCHA as of 10 February, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake and numerous aftershocks claimed more than 23,000 lives (including the casualties in north-west Syria, which was also heavily affected). The estimated number of the injured and displaced people have been constantly rising, while well over 11,000 buildings were destroyed.

AMDA’s three aid workers (one doctor, one nurse, and one coordinator) left Japan on the evening of 11 February (Japan time), and are expected to arrive in Türkiye on the afternoon of the 12th (local time).

After the necessary preparation was made at AMDA’s Okayama headquarters, the coordinator, who is of Turkish origin, expressed his gratitude for the support extended to his home country. “Working as part of this team, I am hoping to do my part in enabling the smooth relief operation,” he said. The team is expected to seek feasible ways of assistance with local organizations upon arrival.

    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Turkey
    •  2023
    •  ER & Reconstruction