The Firefighters of Valladolid, of the Spanish team of rescuers arrived in Turkey after the earthquake, on their return from the rescue operations they reported that the buildings are demolished before it’s even completed recovery of survivors. Meanwhile, the team of the Maxiemergency of the Piedmont Region, made up of 61 doctors and nurses. The team will serve in the Emergency medical team type 2 (Emt2) field hospital made available by the Piedmont Region
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“The moment we set foot in Adiyaman (one of the cities most affected by the earthquake) the idea with which we arrived was dismantled”, said a Spanish firefighter, as Efe reports, emphasizing the frustration at having seen demolish entire buildings where there may have been hundreds of people, especially one where there were known to be 180 inhabitants and only 10 were rescued
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On February 15, in the same southeastern Turkey region of Adiyaman, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu News Agency reported that a woman of 77 year old was pulled out alive from the rubble 212 hours after the earthquake that hit the country and Syria on 6 February. A 45-year-old woman was also rescued after 222 hours a Kahramanmaras
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Meanwhile, on February 14, the Syrian president Bashar al Assad gave the green light to the arrival of humanitarian aidof the UN through Turkey, without going through the central government in Damascus. A political, diplomatic and humanitarian development that falls on the area as a result of the earthquake, after 12 years of armed conflict in the country and 9 from the implementation of an international mechanism to provide aid to the Syrian populations located in the north-western regions in hand to anti-government rebels
Precisely in the areas most affected by the earthquake, with at least 200,000 displaced according to the UN, until now aid could come through a single crossing from Turkey. Now, with the concession of Damascus and without asking permission from the UN Security Council, aid will also be able to pass through two other crossings, still open on the Turkish side
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Just from the passage of Bab as Salamaclosed for UN aid for three years, the first entered eleven trucks of the World Organization for Migration (IOM) loaded with blankets, mattresses, field tents. A few hours earlier, a delegation from the World Food Program (WFP) entered the other crossing, the Bab al Hawa crossing, the only one usable up until yesterday.
For the displaced syrians, who have been living only on international aid for more than a decade, the opening of other crossings is one life expectancy. International observers have said that they are second-class earthquakes, since, due to the tense situation between the rebels and the government, relief has arrived late and with a dropper. And of all the rescues that have been known about in recent days as in the last few hours, few concern Syrian territory
In Turkey, rescuers have said they will dig for thefree up to the last survivor, “the last souls alive”. And actually, eight days after the earthquake, more than 200 hours, several people were pulled from the rubble