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US Resident Anonymously Donate $30m for Turkish & Syrian Quake Victims

US resident in Pakistan donates $30M to earthquake victims in Turkey.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted on Saturday that he was “deeply moved by the example” of an anonymous compatriot who visited the Turkish embassy in the US capital Washington DC and donated millions of dollars for the benefit of the Earthquake victims.

Sharif’s tweet added: “It is such wonderful acts of philanthropy that enable humanity to triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds.”

Mustafa Taneri, editor-in-chief of the political news outlet Election Post, tweeted that Turkey’s ambassador to Washington DC, Murat Merkan, has confirmed support for the earthquake relief campaign launched in the US.

The donation comes as the UN’s World Food Program appealed for $77 million to provide rations to at least 590,000 displaced people in Turkey and 284,000 in Syria. According to the program, about 45,000 of these people were refugees, and another 545,000 were internally displaced.

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As of Sunday morning, more than 33,000 people had died in the US after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Turkey and Syria six days earlier. The number is sure to rise as rescue crews’ hopes of finding survivors fade with each passing day.

Thirty Thousand Deaths

As of Sunday, about 30,000 of the dead were in Turkey. Meanwhile, the region of Syria most affected by the earthquake is the northwest, where many people have already been repeatedly displaced by the decade-old civil war.

This particular area is held by rebels rather than the government, so it has received much less aid than other affected areas, even as the US. temporarily eased its sanctions on Syria to speed up the delivery of aid.

“We have so far failed the people in northwest Syria,” UN aid chief Martin Griffiths tweeted on Saturday from the country’s border with Turkey.

Further complicating the relief effort is that only one crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border is open to UN aid.

In addition to a US based Pakistani businessman donating $30 million to earthquake victims, developments in Turkey and Syria have turned to stories of survival from the ever-increasing death toll. are getting

One of the stories centers on Malik Malindi, 54, of Syria, who survived 156 hours in the rubble after the earthquake before a team of Chinese rescuers and Turkish firefighters.

Meanwhile, another small child, a father with his five-year-old daughter, and a 10-year-old girl were included who were rescued from collapsed buildings in southern Turkey about a week after the earthquake.

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