On Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced $397 million in humanitarian appeal for assistance to quake-hit Syria for a period of three months.
"Today I am announcing that the United Nations is launching a $397 million humanitarian appeal for the people of earthquake-ravaged Syria. This will cover a period of 3 months," he said, adding that a similar appeal for Turkey will soon be announced.
The UN chief pointed out that in the immediate aftermath of the quake, the UN rapidly provided $50 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund.
"Aid must get through from all sides to all sides, through all routes - without any restrictions," he stressed.