On Thursday, international aid to help those affected by the devastating earthquake that shook Turkey and Syria three days ago intensified as personnel delivered tents and necessary supplies to the afflicted area. The death toll for the quake, which surpasses the 18,400 deaths from the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011, has now passed 20,000. The United Nations reported that the first convoy of aid to cross the border had arrived in northwest Syria on the same day, bringing in six trucks of vital items such as blankets and hygiene kits to Bab al-Hawa, the only border crossing the U.N. Security Council has authorized to receive aid.
On Thursday, the global community stepped up its efforts to give food and shelter to those affected by the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria a few days back. The casualty count has surpassed the 20,000 mark and has become more than the fatalities caused by the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011. That was a magnitude 9.0 earthquake which resulted in a tsunami, taking the lives of more than 18,400 people. The UN declared that a convoy of six trucks containing blankets, hygiene kits, and other non-food items had arrived at Bab al-Hawa, the only border crossing authorized by the UN Security Council for relief aid delivery.