The destruction caused by the earthquake has been devastating. Hundreds of thousands of families have lost their homes, and many have lost loved ones. The Turkish Interior Ministry has reported that 111 people still remain missing, while more than 645 were injured in Turkey alone. In Syria, the death toll stands at over 5,000.
The sheer logistics of responding to this natural disaster are immense. Access to some areas, particularly in northwestern Syria, has been limited due to the damage caused by the quake and by ongoing conflict in the region. The cold weather is only compounding the difficulties faced by rescue workers in getting supplies and aid to those who need it most.
The international community has responded with a wave of donations and aid to help the victims. The United Nations and other agencies are closely monitoring the situation in both countries, while Turkey and Syria have called for more humanitarian assistance. In order to ensure that those affected by this disaster get the crucial support they need, logistics must be carefully managed and coordinated among all stakeholders.
Although the long-term effects of this disaster will be felt for many years, it is clear that through effective logistics, coordination and collaboration between international organizations and local authorities, we can help those affected by this devastating earthquake. If you need to know more about how to help, contact your Nelson representative today.