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Turkey and North Syria
As of 15 February 2023 more than 37.000 people died according to Reuters news agency
- The World Health Organization (WHO) informed that over 23 million people could be affected. Prior to the earthquake more than 15 million people in Syria were already need of assistance in 2023.
- On Feb. 8, Turkey’s President Erdogan admitted to problems with his government’s initial response amid frustration with the pace of relief. Erdogan declared a state of emergency in 10 provinces for three months.
- Freezing weather conditions are putting survivors at risk and complicating rescue efforts.
- The earthquake response in northwest Syria is impacted by an already underfunded humanitarian crisis, snowy weather and electricity cut in many areas, and road damage disrupting access to the single border crossingfrom Turkey into Syria authorized by the UN Security Council. A second aid convoy crossed the border from Turkey into northwest Syria on Feb. 10.
- Damage assessments are ongoing, however, at least 6,444 buildings have reportedly collapsed in Turkey. In northwest Syria, more than 2,000 buildings have been completely destroyed and more than 5,100 buildings have been partially destroyed.
- In their Feb. 9 Flash Update, UNOCHA reported that the total number of responders in the region is 115,688 personnel, including 25,893 search and rescue personnel and 6,479 international personnel from other countries.
- More than 30,000 displacements occurred in northwest Syria between Feb. 6 and Feb. 8. Many people living in northwest Syria have already been displaced multiple times in recent years due to the conflict there.
- As of Feb. 8, early reports show that 239 schools have been damaged in the northern and southern Governorates across Syria.
- Schools in the affected Turkish provinces are closed for at least one weekand gas flow through pipelines has been stopped in Kahramanmaras and Gaziantep to mitigate explosion risks.
- Several Syrian governorates in north, central and coastal parts of Syria were affected with Aleppo being the most impacted, although Lattakia, Tartous, Hama and Idleb were also considerably affected.
- According to ACAPS, aggravating factors that impact response and recovery efforts include harsh winter weather, fuel shortages, damage to dams, limited roads and connectivity in Syria, and the economic crisis.*
* Data from WHO and disasterphilantrophy.org
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Our aim is to provide homes for the victims to bridge the time until their destroyed houses can be rebuilt. It is foreseen to give them a tiny house where they need it and where they can stay for many months. The houses are fixed in width with 3m and can vary in length from 6 to 12 meters and can be a studio, 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom. They have a full kitchen and full bathroom with a shower. The heating and cooling is provided by air conditioners. The connection of the houses to water and sewage is done by a technical team at the location.
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We are committed to supporting victims of earthquakes by providing them with the resources they need to rebuild their lives. RA1SE mission is to empower affected communities by providing fast temporary living solutions, including tiny houses and other innovative structures, in order to restore hope, dignity and a sense of normalcy for those impacted by natural disasters. We strive to collaborate with local organizations and partners to ensure that our efforts are aligned with the unique needs and cultural context of each affected region. Let us create a sustainable and long-lasting impact together, allowing communities to not just recover, but to thrive in the aftermath of a disaster.
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