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Teams have been finding survivors all week despite them being stuck for so long under the rubble in freezing weather, although their numbers have dropped to just a handful in the past few days.
The first deadly quake of magnitude 7.8 hit several parts of Turkey when people were sleeping.
The combined death toll in Turkey and Syria climbed to more than 41,000, and millions need humanitarian aid while many survivors have been left homeless in near-freezing winter temperatures.
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The United Arab Emirates-based entrepreneur/ philanthropist who hails from Kerala donated Rs 11 crore to help relocate the victims of the earthquake that hit Turkiye and Syria last week, killing tens of thousands.
The effort to provide aid to millions of people across both countries has been strained by bitter cold, power outages and shortages of fuel, trucks and other essential supplies and by the many constraints posed by a continuing state of war and territorial division inside Syria.
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"Economic losses are hard to estimate as the situation is evolving, but they appear likely to exceed" $2 billion and could reach $4 billion "or more", Fitch Ratings said.
The video shows rescue workers cheering loudly as the child smiles and tugs onto one of their beards while others cuddle and kiss him.
“Whoever sees this WhatsApp status, please come and help. Please everyone come and rescue us now," 20-year-old Boran Kubat says in the video.
Hopes were fading Thursday for rescuing survivors of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, which has killed over 17,500 people in one of the deadliest tremors in decades. Bitter cold has hampered the four-day search of thousands of flattened buildings and the 72-hour mark that experts consider the most likely period to save lives has passed.
"Of course, there are shortcomings. The conditions are clear to see. It's not possible to be ready for a disaster like this," Erdogan said
India provided medical aid and supplies, NDRF teams as part of its humanitarian assistance to Turkey and Syria under "Operation Dost", EAM Dr S Jaishankar said on Wednesday. More than 11,000 people have died after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday. India was once of the first countries to send relief material to the affected nations. Watch to know more!
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The NDRF will work to extricate live victims from under the rubble, provide first-aid to the injured and entrust them to medical response authorities, an officer said.
The harrowing photo shows the siblings stuck under a massive chunk of concrete as the girl guards her brother’s head with her arm.
Tremors that inflicted more suffering on a border area, already plagued by conflict, left people on the streets burning debris to try to stay warm as international aid began to arrive.
The earthquake resulted in the death of approximately 17,000 people, with tens of thousands more injured and made homeless.
Here's what we know about the disaster so far
Syria earthquake: The parents of the baby both died in the catastrophic earthquake that also hit Turkey on Monday.
Countries around the world dispatched teams to assist in the rescue efforts, and Turkiye's disaster management agency said more than 24,400 emergency personnel were now on the ground.
The medical team comprises critical care specialist teams including Orthopaedic Surgical Team, General Surgical Specialist Team, and Medical Specialist Teams apart from other medical teams.
A magnitude 7.8 quake hit Turkey and neighbouring Syria early on Monday, toppling thousands of buildings including many apartment blocks, wrecking hospitals, and leaving thousands of people injured or homeless.
Turkey earthquake: Crashing noises and shrieks can be heard in the video within seconds behind them as they run to a safer spot.