On Friday, after Turkey announced that more than 44,000 people had perished as a result of the earthquakes that occurred in Turkey and Syria on February 6. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported that as of Friday night, there had been 44,218 earthquake-related deaths in Turkey.
With Syria’s most recent death toll of 5,914, the total number of deaths in the two nations has surpassed 50,000.
In Turkey, 500,000 people require new housing.
Erdogan’s administration has come under fire for both how it handled the destruction and for what many Turks claim were years of lax enforcement of building quality control.
According to him, the Turkish government’s initial plan is for the construction of 70,000 village homes and 200,000 flats at a cost of at least $15 billion. Rebuilding homes and infrastructure is expected to cost $25 billion, according to U.S. bank JPMorgan.
According to the UNDP, 500,000 additional dwellings are required to house the 1.5 million people who are now homeless as a result of the catastrophe.
It stated that it has asked for $113.5 million of the $1 billion in assistance that the UN had requested last week, adding that it would use this money mostly to clear mountains of rubble.
116 million to 210 million tonnes of rubble were produced by the disaster, according to the UNDP, compared to 13 million tonnes following the 1999 earthquake in northwest Turkey.
In accordance with new rules released by Turkey, businesses and nonprofit organisations are now permitted to construct residences and commercial buildings for the benefit of those in need.
Many survivors have either left the earthquake-affected area in southern Turkey or have relocated to tent cities, container homes, or other government-sponsored housing.
Saeed Sleiman Ertoglu, 56, of Antakya, loaded up what was left of his undamaged stock from his waterpipe shop.
After his home and shop withstood the first tremors but not the second, he remarked, “The glassware was quite beautiful, more than normal, but then we had this (earthquake), and it all got ruined. He thought that about 5% of his goods had survived.
He asked, “What can we do?” “God’s will always brings gifts, and this is an act of God.”
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