From SKS website regarding the earthquake

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As advised by Kurdish friends – this is an alternative account that you can donate money to in place of Heyva Sor (whose account is experiencing problems)

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Tuesday 21 February 2023

Guardian: Thousands dead, millions displaced: the earthquake fallout in Turkey and Syria

Death toll of 47,000 expected to rise and WHO says 26 million people need assistance across both countries

The figures are unfathomable: 47,000 people dead, thousands of others missing, millions homeless. In minutes, two massive earthquakes that rocked Turkey and Syria turned entire cities into mounds of rubble. Two weeks later, the scale of the devastation is still being unearthed. The true impact will not be fully understood for decades.

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Monday 20 February 2023

ANF: International aid convoy reaches Sheikh Maqsoud and Ashrafiyah

An international humanitarian aid convoy has entered the quake-hit Sheikh Maqsoud and Ashrafiyah neighbourhoods of Aleppo.

9 international aid trucks have entered the self-governing neighbourhoods of Sheikh Maqsoud (Şêxmeqsûd) and Ashrafiyah (Eşrefiye) in Aleppo, reported ANHA on Monday.

The aid trucks have arrived in both neighbourhoods through the Awarid checkpoint, controlled by the 4th Brigade of the Damascus government. The trucks unloaded aid materials in front of the Afrin Hall in the Shiqeyf district.

The Aid Committee of Sheikh Maqsoud and Ashrafiyah neighbourhoods stated that it would start distribution of aid materials which include blankets, quilts, tents, children’s clothing, kitchenware.

The committee added that it would publish a list of earthquake victims and would start distribution of the aid next week in cooperation with the communes.

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Sunday 19 February 2023

ANF: UN says 8.8 million people affected by earthquake in Syria

According to the UN, 8.8 million people have been affected by the Turkey-centered earthquake in Syria.

The devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake near the Turkey-Syria border in the early hours of Monday 6 February 2023 was followed by another one nearly as strong. The earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria caused one of the biggest disasters to impact the region in recent times. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and many more have been injured. Thousands of buildings have collapsed, leaving countless people exposed to unforgiving winter conditions. Schools and hospitals have been destroyed.

According to the United Nations, 8.8 million people have been affected by the earthquake disaster in Syria.

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Saturday 18 February 2023

ANF: Til Rifet District Assembly calls on international community to speak out against Turkish attacks

Til Rifet District Assembly condemned the attitude of the international public opinion, which remained silent against the invasion attacks carried out by the Turkish state.

Til Rifet District Assembly condemned the attack on the district carried out by the invading Turkish state, which killed one citizen and injured another.

A statement was read in front of the city hall with the participation of dozens of district residents. Assembly co-chair Mihemed Henan read the statement. “The attack that took place in the city center of Til Rifet on Thursday and resulted in the death of a citizen who migrated to Shehba due to the earthquake and the injury of another citizen is one of the many attacks carried out by the Turkish fascist state. States, governments and fighting parties must overcome their differences in situations of great disaster. Indeed, there should be a move towards an active political solution, but instead we saw acts of terrorism, genocide and murder.

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Friday 17 February 2023

Hawar News/ANHA: Death toll of the earthquake in Bakur, Turkey rises to 36,000

The death toll from the February 6 earthquake in Bakur (Northern Kurdistan) and Turkey has risen to 36,187 people who lost their lives, according to official statistics.

Turkish state officials revealed the final toll of earthquake victims.

So far, 36 thousand and 187 people have lost their lives, and 108 thousand and 68 others have been injured.

Searches under the rubble are still going on.

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Thursday 16 February 2023

ANF: Damascus allows aid sent by Autonomous Administration to earthquake victims to pass

Camions carrying aid sent by the Autonomous Administration to the earthquake victims entered the Damascus government region through Tahiye Gate.

Sadiq Al-Xelef, co-chair of the General Administration of Fuel and Member of the Northern and Eastern Syria Crisis Desk, said on the Autonomous Administration’s website that the humanitarian aid convoy sent by the administration to the earthquake victims entered the areas of Aleppo under the control of the Damascus government.

Al Xelef said 100 fuel tankers were heading to Aleppo.

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Wednesday 15 February 2023

ANF: Syria and Rojava after Maraş-centered earthquake – III

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) responded to the earthquake in a very short time and is now helping other parts of the country despite limited means.

The Autonomous Administration rushed to the aid of the earthquake victims in the cities of North and East Syria the fastest way possible thanks to strong solidarity. This successful solidarity was made possible through the communes and assemblies, which are the backbone of the autonomous system based on self-government. Heyva Sor a Kurd (Kurdish Red Crescent), which was established in Rojava in 2012, is one of the organizations working successfully in solidarity with the earthquake victims. After the earthquake victims in North and East Syria were taken care of, the people living in the region and their self-government expressed that they were ready to help other parts of Syria as well. In a short time, hundreds of aid trucks and fuel tankers containing basic needs, food and medical equipment were delivered to other parts of Syria.

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Tuesday 14 February 2023

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Insufficient humanitarian assistance | Alarming humanitarian crises hit NW Syria following devastating earthquake

Residents in areas controlled by the “Salvation Government” in north-west Syria are struggling with considerable humanitarian crises following the violent earthquake which hit different Syrian territory on February 6. SOHR sources have reported acute lack of tents on markets, because of the increasing demand, especially after the collapse of the houses of many civilians who have been recently staying in the open.

Although 95 humanitarian organisations and local initiatives have been providing assistance to people affected by the earthquake, the situation in north-west Syria remains catastrophic and out of control.

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Monday 13 February 2023

ANF: Syria and Rojava after Maras-centered earthquake – I

The Maras-centered earthquakes destroyed more than a hundred buildings in Syria and Rojava. 3,581 people lost their lives and 5,348 were injured. Thousands are still under the rubble in the Turkish-occupied areas as the death toll is not disclosed.

The 7.8 and 7.7 magnitude quakes, centred in the Pazarcik and Elbistan districts of North Kurdistan’s Maras province, were strongly felt in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq as well. The earthquakes caused great destruction in the Syrian provinces of Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Tartus, as well as in the cities of Shehba, Kobanê, Manbij and Raqqa controlled by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, and in occupied Afrin.

The latest situation in Syria and North and East Syria is as follows:

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Sunday 12 February 2023

ANF: Regime forces ask for half of humanitarian assistance by AANES and Heyva Sor

The Syrian regime continues blocking delivery of aid from the Autonomous Administration and the Kurdish Red Crescent, Heyva Sor.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that regime forces asked to take over half of the humanitarian aid supplies, which are provided by the Kurdish Red Crescent and the Autonomous Administration to earthquake-affected areas in Aleppo, and the access of fuel trucks in the beginning in return for allowing the convoy to cross into Aleppo. The convoy was blocked at Al-Tayeh crossing in Manbij countryside for over 24 hours.

According to SOHR, regime forces allowed the entry of fuel yesterday evening but did not permit it to cross into disaster-stricken areas in Aleppo.

It is worth noting that civil activists launched a donation campaign on social media in Heseke city to support disaster-stricken areas across Syria. The campaign established four posts in Heseke, collecting financial donations from the residents.

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