Syria Appeals to UN Member States to Help Support Syrian Efforts to Face Impacts of the Earthquake

6 February، 2023
Damascus, SANA

Syria has appealed to the UN member states and other international organizations to help support the efforts exerted by the Syrian government to face the impacts of the destructive earthquake that hit the country, expressing thanks and appreciation for the countries and organizations that showed solidarity.

“Syria on Monday, February 6th, witnessed a devastating earthquake of 7.7 magnitude that claimed the lives of hundreds of people and the injury of thousands, in addition to the collapse of tens of residential buildings,” Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement.

The statement added that Syria appeals to UN member countries, the International Committee of the Red Cross and other international organizations to help the efforts of the Syrian government to face that human catastrophe, particularly to rescue those who are still trapped under debris.

Mazen Eyon

Mikdad : Syrian Government Ready to Provide the Required Facilities for International Aid

6 February، 2023
Damascus, SANA

Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, held a meeting on Monday at the building of the foreign ministry with representatives of the UN organizations , their offices operating in Syria and non-governmental organizations, briefing them on the government’s measures taken upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad to confront the repercussions of the natural disaster that struck Syria on Monday dawn .

Minister Mikdad underlined the Syrian government’s readiness to provide all required facilities to international organizations who wish to provide humanitarian aid and the necessary needs for the affected Syrian citizens, pointing to the impacts of unilateral sanctions that increase the suffering.

In turn, representatives of the international organizations expressed their deep condolences to the families of the victims, hoping speedy recovery for the wounded and their readiness to provide the necessary basic needs for the affected people.

Fedaa al-Rhayiah / Mazen Eyon

Rescue operations continue for victims of the earthquake that hit Syria at dawn today

Army members participate in lifting the rubble in Latakia

The fall of 3 buildings consisting of 4 floors in the neighborhood of al-Kalasa due to the earthquake that hit Syria at dawn today

Rescue teams continue to remove rubble and recover victims in the Hanadi area