By Ahmed Youssef
DOHA, Qatar (AA) – Qatar said Tuesday it will send 10,000 mobile homes to Türkiye and Syria after the violent earthquakes that struck the two countries.
A statement by the Qatari Foreign Ministry said the move “is part of Qatari efforts to contribute to relieving the quake-affected people in Syria and Türkiye.”
On Monday, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ordered the launch of an airlift to help quake victims in Türkiye.
State news agency QNA said a rescue team, a field hospital, relief aid, tents and winter supplies will also be dispatched to the country.
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck southern Türkiye's Kahramanmaras province early Monday and another magnitude 7.6 quake hit the same area in the afternoon, killing at least 3,432 people and injuring 21,103 others, according to the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
In Syria, government and rescue officials reported that nearly 1,622 people were killed and over 3,649 others wounded in the quakes.
*Ikram Imane Kouachi contributed to this report.