After the 6.8 earthquake in Elazig, 39 of our citizens died and nearly 1600 injured people are under treatment. Hundreds of houses are moderately or severely damaged in the earthquake zone. Thousands of earthquake victims had to stay in tents under harsh winter conditions or buildings that belongs to public institutions. International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC) teams continue needs assessment in Elazığ and Malatya where the wounds of the earthquake were healed.
Foundation representatives attending the AFET coordination center meeting in Doğanlı district of Malatya received information from the District Governor, Yunus Emre Vural, about the latest situation in the region.
In Doğanlı district, where more than 500 buildings are moderately and severely damaged, 200 families are housed in tents distributed temporarily by AFAD. Due to the air temperature that can drop down to minus 15 degrees, earthquake victims are planned to be placed in more cold-resistant container houses.
Provision of blanket, bed, emergency food and heater continue to the district. IBC emergency teams working in the region in coordination with AFAD and will ensure the rapid distribution of the demanded needs in the region following the determination of the needs.
The earthquake hit the lives of hundreds of families and while those who lost their family members are in deep pain, the ones who lost also their animals concern about future because the earthquake destroyed not only the houses, but also animals, which are the source of income in rural villages.