Turkey dispatches 70 aid trucks to N Iraq quake victims
BAGHDAD - Anadolu Agency
“We came to the region without official figures about the damage, working together with the Iraqi Red Crescent,” Kinik said.
He said 5,000 tents that can shelter up to 30,000 people, 14,000 blankets, 10,000 beds, 3,000 heaters and one mobile kitchen were brought while Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and health ministry staff engaged in search and rescue operations.
“The head of the Turkish Red Crescent came to Baghdad and conveyed his support and condolences. We will continue our solidarity with Turkey in order to overcome the damage that the earthquake has brought”.
Turkey’s aid efforts are being coordinated with the central government in Baghdad and the Iraqi Red Crescent.
Iranian officials also announced that 536 villages were destroyed, 12,000 houses had collapsed and at least 70,000 people were left without homes.