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UN Admits Aid Failure for Quake Victims in Syria


Sun 12 Feb 2023 | 09:21 PM
Israa Farhan

The United Nations has acknowledged the failure in Syria to rescue and assist those afflicted by the terrible earthquake that struck the country, according to Al Arabiya news agency.

The UN considered that it had failed in northwestern Syria, with a large number of victims, and the delay in rescue and assistance efforts.

It called for the need to correct the failures in the northwestern country as soon as possible.

According to the UN, the people there feel abandoned and look forward to international aid much more, while pointing out that 5.5 million Syrians have become homeless as a result of the earthquake.

Earlier, Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres mentioned that Syria needs help even more. 

Assessing the damage in southern Turkey on Saturday, when the death toll reached 28,000, the agency's relief chief Martin Griffiths told Sky News he expected the death toll to "twice or more" as the chances of finding survivors diminished with each passing day.

Supplies have been slow to arrive in Syria, where years of conflict have devastated the healthcare system, and parts of the country are still held by rebels fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad, which is under Western sanctions.