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Türkiye/Syria Earthquake Situation Report #7

Türkiye Highlights: · The government is reporting 36,100 fatalities. · A total of 216,347 people has been evacuated from the affected areas. · The Turkish Red Crescent is reporting the following (as of February 16th): o A total of 1,160 staff and 4,440 volunteers have been deployed. o 86 Mobile Catering Units, 38 Mobile Ovens, 352 Mobile Kitchens and 22 Field Kitchens are deployed. o They have distributed the following commodities in the affected areas: ü 19.2 million Bottles of Water ü 31.2 million Hot Meals ü 14.4 million Ready-to-eat Packages · International Support Update: o The World Health Organization (WHO) is overseeing the work of 29 Emergency Medical Teams from 22 countries. o Search and Rescue Update: ü A total of 130 Urban Search and Rescue Teams with 5,377 personnel are actively conducting searches. ü 6 teams are in-route and 130 teams have been demobilized. ü A total of 244 live rescues have been completed. o The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is working with the government to determine the next steps in rehabilitating the agriculture-sector infrastructure (irrigation systems, roads, markets, and storage capacity) that was damaged. o European Union Update ü A total of 2,000 tents and 8,000 beds have been deployed through the rescEU reserve. ü 500 relief housing units with 2,500 beds are being deployed. Syrian Highlights: · There are now more than 4,400 fatalities and 8,100 injuries as of February 15th. · More than 9,000 buildings have been completely or partially destroyed rendering at least 11,000 people homeless. · The Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) is reporting the following: o On February 15th, search and rescue operations ended in the affected areas and they have transitioned to supporting shelter operations and recovery. o White Helmets teams are also clearing debris from homes and have reopened roads in the villages of Meles and Azmarin. o The U.S. Agency for International Development is providing the White Helmets with an additional $5 million to assist with rescue equipment, fuel for life-saving operations, and crucial support for ambulance networks to connect people with emergency health care services. · The Syrian Red Crescent has received another 513.2 tons of mostly food aid from their international partners. · The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is reporting the following: o The northwest Syria resident population is 4.5 million people, a total of 4.1 million people is in need. o There are 3.3 million people who are food insecure. o There are now 2.9 million Internally Displaced Persons. An estimated 1.8 million are living in camps. o Since February 6th, 178 trucks with aid from six UN agencies have passed through the Bab al-Hawa and Bab al-Salam border crossings. · Healthcare and Public Health Updates: o The large number of casualties is continuing to overwhelm the hospitals that are still functioning and depleting their limited supply of medical, surgical, and intensive care unit beds. o At least 52 health facilities have been damaged and three health facilities have been destroyed. o The Health Cluster is reporting that dialysis centers are suffering from severe shortages of medical supplies and dialysis materials to treat kidney patients. o The Health Cluster is working to establish temporary medical health facilities, deploying teams and provide mental health and psychosocial support. o As of February 14th, more than 47,700 suspected cholera cases have been reported, the majority of whom are children (4 years old or younger). o More than 4,800 women and men, including people with disabilities, received medical consultations and lifesaving health services in Idleb and Aleppo in the last 24 hours. o The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is reporting the following: ü A mobile clinic was deployed to a shelter camp to provide basic health services as well as free medications. ü SAMS has increased the capacity of the intensive care department in the Idlib Hospital, by adding 21 beds and additional dialysis services. · Food Security Update: o The FAO is conducting rapid assessments in the affected areas to determine the damage to livestock, agricultural equipment, and infrastructure (greenhouses, irrigation, storage facilities) and food and feed production facilities. o FAO requires $10 million to reach 300,000 people in need over the next three months with cash, livestock assistance and agricultural support to secure a summer crop. o The World Food Programme (WFP) requires a minimum of $413 million to assist survivors. Without sufficient resources, WFP will be forced to dramatically reduce up to 70% of the people it assists in Syria from July onwards. Sources: · OCHA Türkiye: 2023 Earthquakes Situation Report No. 1, As of 16 February 2023 · OCHA North-West Syria: Situation Report (17 February 2023) · Earthquake Response Cross Border Operations from Türkiye to Northwest Syria (As of 17 February 2023) · WFP reaches half a million earthquake-affected people in Syria and Türkiye, and replenishes stocks in Northwest Syria · Türkiye-Syria earthquake: farmers are in need of immediate assistance · Quake latest: Aid convoys will keep crossing into Syria ‘for as long as needs are there’ · Türkiye Earthquakes Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team Snapshot As of 17 February 2023 · Emergency Medical Teams supporting the health response to the Türkiye earthquakes · UNOCHA Twitter Page · Türkiye Red Crescent Twitter Page · Syrian Red Crescent Twitter Page · Syrian Civil Defense Twitter Page · Head of the White Helmets Twitter Page · Syrian American Medical Society Twitter Page · EU ECHO Twitter Page Resources Türkiye Earthquake 7.7 Magnitude - Refugees and IDPs Camps | Status as of 16.02.2023 - 18:00 UTC+3 (New) Northwest Syria - Earthquake Exposed Dams - Macroseismic Intensity VI (Strong) or Higher during 7.8 and 7.5 Magnitude Earthquakes on 6 Feb 2023 (New) Business Brief: Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria - Humanitarian Overview and Call to Action (16 February 2023) (New) UNITAR/UNOSAT Web Map of Affected Areas Logistics Cluster Tracker Site Physical Access Constraints Map Maxar Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Swipe App Center For International Disaster Information, How to Help Centre for Humanitarian Data, Türkiye/Syria Earthquake Website UNOCHA Flash Appeal: Syrian Arab Republic Earthquake (February - May 2023) Global Citizen, Earthquake Crisis Response Challenge 3 ways to support survivors of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria Monetary Donations

· Türkiye Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, Earthquake Donation Accounts

· Türkiye Red Crescent Crypto Donation

Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Situation Report #7
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