Turkey Earthquake Relief: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Pakistan has sent another relief consignment to Turkey in response to the earthquake that recently struck the country. The consignment contained 4.7 tons of goods, including 1,446 blankets and tents, and was sent on a Pakistan International Airlines flight.
The day before, a Pakistan Air Force plane carrying 16.5 tons of relief goods arrived in Adana, Turkey. In addition to the relief goods, the Pakistan Air Force is also working to evacuate stranded Pakistani citizens in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Pakistani Embassy in Turkey.
Earlier in the week, two rescue teams were sent to Turkey on the orders of the Chief of Army Staff, General Syed Asim Munir.
In addition, a 30-bed mobile hospital, tents, blankets, and other relief items were also sent. A 52-member specialized search and rescue team was also dispatched with the approval of the Punjab government and the Provincial Disaster Management Authority.
The team is certified by the United Nations and is expected to provide immediate support. The earthquakes in Turkey have resulted in at least 24,617 deaths and 80,278 injuries, according to reports. Over 218,406 search and rescue personnel are working in the affected areas, and earthquake Crimes Investigation Departments have been established in 10 provinces.
Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change Minister of Turkey, Murat Kurum, reported that inspections have been conducted at 171,882 buildings in the affected provinces, with 120,940 structures found to have collapsed or be in need of demolition.
The earthquakes in Turkey have had a devastating impact on the country and its people. Despite the challenges, the relief and rescue efforts continue, with multiple countries and organizations working together to provide aid and support.
The consignments sent by the NDMA and the Pakistan Air Force, local organizations and individuals are also working to raise funds for the earthquake victims.
The Turkish Vice President, Fuat Oktay, has thanked the international community for their support and efforts in helping the affected communities. The government and various organizations are working tirelessly to provide assistance and support to those in need, including food, shelter, medical care, and other essentials.
The earthquakes have highlighted the importance of preparedness and response in times of disasters, and the critical role that disaster management organizations play in supporting communities in need. The outpouring of support and assistance from around the world shows the importance of international cooperation and solidarity in times of crisis.
The people of Turkey can take comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their time of need and that the world is working together to support them. The recovery process will be long and difficult, but with the help of the international community, the people of Turkey will be able to rebuild their homes and their lives.