Turkiye’s earthquake toll surpasses 48,000 with container cities being built quickly


The death toll in Turkiye from last month’s huge earthquakes has increased to 48,448, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced on Monday, as authorities rush to put up container towns to accommodate for the longer-term those left homeless by the tragedy.

At than 54,000 people have died worldwide, including those killed in Syria. In a statement, the company said it would not comment on the specifics of the case. The company said it would not comment on the specifics of the case since it is ongoing.

More than 115,000 people in Turkiye suffered injuries as a result of the earthquake and its strong aftershocks, and millions of people were forced to seek shelter in other towns or in tents.

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Although President Tayyip Erdogan promised to reconstruct homes within a year, it will be several months before thousands of people can leave their temporary accommodation of tents or shipping containers and the daily lines for food.

Soylu claims that the administration plans to set up 115,585 containers at 239 various locations across the impacted area for the same number of people. He asserted that 85,000 people were currently being housed in 21,000 containers that had been set up at 23 locations.

Separately, a committee of the investigation established by the UN stated on Monday that the UN, the Syrian government, and other parties are to blame for delays in delivering humanitarian relief to Syrians following the earthquake.

The accusations add to the chorus of complaints against the international organization for its actions in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake that killed some 6,000 people in Syria, largely in the opposition-held northwest close to the Turkish border.

The commission’s chair, Paulo Pinheiro, stated in a statement, “Although there were many acts of bravery amidst the suffering, we also witnessed a wholesale failure by the Government and the international community, including the UN, to quickly direct life-saving support to Syrians in the direst need.”

Syrians felt “abandoned and neglected by those intended to protect them, in the most desperate of times,” the report said because the parties involved were unable to agree on a cessation of hostilities and to for life-saving aid to pass through any accessible channel.



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