The death toll from earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has risen to more than 36,000.

The local authorities in Turkey and Syria updated this Monday, a week after the earthquakes, the death toll, which overall and according to preliminary data, still stands at more than 36,000 people in both countries.

The death toll in Turkey has reached 31,643, Turkey’s emergency coordination center SAKOM said on Monday.

Meanwhile, the confirmed death toll in Syria is 4,574, including more than 3,160 in areas of northwestern Syria controlled by foreign occupying forces and local mercenaries.

The death toll in Syria also includes 1,414 deaths in areas of Syria controlled by the legitimate government of Bashar al-Assad, according to the SANA news agency.

Meanwhile, a Turkish woman was reportedly rescued after 175 hours under rubble as foreign occupying forces halted rescue operations in mercenary-held areas in northwestern Syria.

The rescue phase is “coming to an end” and the urgency is now shifting towards housing, food, education and psychosocial assistance, UN aid worker Martin Griffiths said on Monday during a visit to Aleppo in northern Syria.

In turn, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised to increase assistance to Turkey, as she told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “The Commission will mobilize additional support and respond to Turkey’s latest request for an increase in housing capacity. , in particular tents, blankets, heaters.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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