The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, expressed the commitment of the United Nations and its relief agencies to support the emergency response to the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck both Syria and Turkey today, and to provide assistance to the victims and those affected.
And the United Nations website quoted Guterres as saying: “Our teams are on the ground to assess needs and provide assistance,” calling on the international community to help thousands of families affected by this natural disaster.
In turn, the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed the readiness of the emergency medical teams from the organization to provide basic care for the injured and the most vulnerable and affected groups.
For its part, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Syria confirmed that it is coordinating the response with United Nations agencies and other humanitarian actors to provide assistance and support to those in need in Syria.
In turn, the Director-General of the United Nations Organization for Migration, Antonio Vitorino, expressed his solidarity with the two peoples in Syria and Turkey in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, saying: “We will work closely with the governments of these countries to support those affected and provide assistance to alleviate their suffering.”
For her part, Catherine Russell, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), confirmed her readiness to support the emergency response to the devastating earthquake, expressing her condolences to the families of the victims.
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