The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) reiterated its name for extra humanitarian help to earthquake survivors in southeast Türkiye and northwest Syria, the place over 50,000 individuals misplaced their lives.
“I renew our honest condolences and solidarity with the Republic of Türkiye and the Syrian Arab Republic following the devastating earthquake that struck a number of areas in each nations final month,” OIC Secretary-Common Hissein Brahim Taha stated on the forty ninth session of the OIC Council of Overseas Ministers held in Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott.
The OIC chief stated he’s additionally “calling for extra humanitarian assist to be offered to them.”
Taha beforehand known as on OIC member-states to cooperate with Türkiye within the aftermath of the earthquake catastrophe.
On Feb. 6, magnitude 7.7 and seven.6 quakes struck 11 provinces, together with Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Gaziantep, Adıyaman, Malatya, Adana, Diyarbakır, Kilis, Osmaniye, Şanlıurfa, and Elazığ, in southern Türkiye.
The catastrophe has claimed practically 50,000 lives and affected greater than 13.5 million individuals in Türkiye, in addition to 1000’s extra in northern Syria.
The OIC is the second-largest inter-governmental physique after the U.N., with its 57 member states unfold throughout the 4 continents.
It was established in 1969 at a historic summit in Rabat, Morocco’s capital, in response to an arson assault on Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.