Hans Kluge, director of the World Health Organization in Europe, said in an online meeting about the consequences of the earthquake with the Kahraman Marash center in Turkey and Syria: We are witnessing the worst natural disaster of the century in Europe.
While expressing her condolences to the families of the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, she said that we are facing a great and deep sadness, and the World Health Organization is with all those who need help.
Kluge said that so far about 31 thousand people have died due to the earthquake in Turkey and about 100 thousand people have been injured, adding: About 5,000 people died in Syria, this number is expected to rise, and about 26 million people in Turkey and Syria need humanitarian assistance.
He further clarified: Fakhreddin Koja, the Minister of Health, announced that vital supplies and vaccines have been sent to the earthquake-hit area and mobile pharmacies have been set up in the area. Almost one million people in Turkey have lost their homes and are living in temporary shelters.