New Zealand will deliver more than 800,000 euros in humanitarian aid for Turkey and Syria

Material damage in Aleppo (Syria) due to the magnitude 7.4 earthquake in Turkey

Material damage in Aleppo (Syria) due to the magnitude 7.4 earthquake in Turkey – -/SANA/dpa

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7 Feb. () –

The New Zealand authorities have reported this Tuesday that they will make an initial delivery of 1.5 million New Zealand dollars (about 880,000 euros) in humanitarian aid to deal with the devastating consequences of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, where more than 5,000 dead.

The country’s Foreign Minister, Nanaia Mahuta, has indicated that Wellington will send said amount to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Turkey and Syria to help “meet the humanitarian needs” of the population.

“We are very saddened by the loss of human life and the devastation caused by these earthquakes. Our thoughts are with the families and those affected,” he asserted, according to information from the newspaper ‘The New Zealand Herald’.

In this sense, he has indicated that “this first contribution will be made”, although the authorities will continue to monitor humanitarian needs on the ground with an eye on sending more assistance.

Of the total amount, two thirds will be sent to Turkey and one third of the aid will go to the support teams in Syria for the acquisition of essential materials such as tents, blankets, food and medicine, among others.

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