Syrian Embassy in Qatar begins accepting donations for earthquake victims.
15 February 2023, 12:00 AM
31 March 2023, 12:00 AM
In collaboration with Qatar Charity, Syrian Embassy in Doha has started receiving relief supplies and monetary donations from people in Qatar for families affected by this week's deadly earthquakes.
Dr. Bilal Turkiyeh, Charge d' Affaires at the Syrian embassy thanked Qatar Charity for its timely humanitarian support for the affected Syrian people. Qatar Charity has kept its cash donation boxes in the Syrian embassy and have arrangements of collecting relief goods to send to the affected area.
He said that due to the heavy destruction on Turkish-Syrian border area, until now no help, machinery is reached to save and help the affected people in the area. He said among them are also those displaced in their own motherland since last 12 years, have been living in flimsy shelters and tents.
Timely help could save lives of the many trapped under the debris and thousands of injured and other needy people, chances of survival are shrinking minute by minute.
He said that earthquake badly affected the water level in the Assi River in Salqin sub-district, as a result of the opening of Rustan Dam, around 1,000 houses are submerged, forcing over 7,000 people to evacuate. Reports reaching until now show two powerful earthquakes brought over 3,650 deaths, over 7,200 injured, 1,678 building completely destroyed and around 5,600 buildings partially destroyed.
Charge d' Affaires, Dr. Bila Turkiyeh has requested all the donors kindly to donate unused items including winter clothing, basic necessity of life for children, ladies and men in separate cartons with clearly mentioning name of items.
Syrian embassy is situated at Building 75, Street 809, Zone 66, Onaiza Street, Doha.
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