PH Red Cross extending $100,000 aid to quake-hit Turkey, Syria
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Red Cross on Friday said it will donate $100,000 each to Turkey and Syria which were hit by a deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake more than a week ago.
In addition, a total of 228 winter tents will be shipped to Turkey on Saturday, February 18, according to the PRC.
“This initiative is in addition to the financial aid amounting to US$100,000 the PRC allocated to each of Türkiye and Syria,” the humanitarian organization said in a statement.
“The winter tents will provide temporary shelter and help warm the quake victims in Türkiye as the country is still experiencing winter conditions,” it added.
The Philippine government has also sent an 82-man inter-agency search and rescue contingent to Turkey.
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