Blinken surveys Turkey earthquake damage, pledges $100M more in aid

Antony Blinken pledged a further $100 million in assistance to the region after President Joe Biden pledged $85 million soon after the quake hit.

“This is going to be a long-term effort,” Blinken said at Incirlik Air Base, a joint U.S.-Turkish facility that has coordinated the distribution of disaster aid. “The search and rescue, unfortunately, is coming to an end. The recovery is on, and then there will be a massive rebuilding operation.”

President Joe Biden announced $85 million for Turkey and Syria days after the earthquake that has killed more than 44,000 people in the two countries, according to the Associated Press. The United States has used search and rescue teams as part of relief efforts along with medical supplies and equipment.

The additional aid includes $50 million in emergency refugee and migration funds and $50 million in humanitarian assistance, Blinken said to reporters on the ground in Turkey.

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  1. А коммунистов зачем сажают в тюрьмы? Они занимаются благотворительностью.

    1. What do you not understand about globalism? The things you take for granted in the U.S. are brought to you through relationships that enable cheaper products and better standards of living.

  2. Islamic Muslim oil-producing countries don’t even get $1 but the working class poor people of the world pay and pay and pay why Rich oil producing Islamic boost Muslim countries donate nothing Islamic Muslim countries where is the trillions of dollars from Islamic Muslim oil-producing rich countries

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