Qatar introduced on Monday that the nation had donated 4,000 cabins, initially constructed to accommodate soccer followers throughout final 12 months’s World Cup, to earthquake survivors in Türkiye and Syria.
The most recent batch of pre-fabricated cabins was loaded onto a cargo ship within the Persian Gulf on Tuesday.
The Qatar Improvement Fund started delivery cabins final month and says it’ll ship a complete of 10,000 to accommodate folks displaced by the Feb. 6 earthquake.
Gasoline-rich Qatar, one of many world’s wealthiest international locations, says it had all the time deliberate to donate cell properties. They have been wanted to assist home a number of the 1.4 million followers who descended on the small nation throughout soccer’s largest event late final 12 months.
The brightly coloured cabins, every with skinny partitions, have been designed to carry one or two folks with twin beds, a nightstand, a small desk and chair, air con, a rest room and a bathe inside. They went for round $200 an evening – $270 with the board – providing a finances choice for visiting followers.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck components of Türkiye and Syria on Feb. 6, killing over 52,000 folks – the overwhelming majority in Türkiye. Over 200,000 buildings in Türkiye both collapsed or have been severely broken, leaving thousands and thousands homeless.
Qatar and different rich Gulf international locations have joined the worldwide effort to ship support to the stricken area.