Qatar has despatched 4,000 cabins constructed to deal with followers ultimately yr’s World Cup to earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria, authorities stated Monday.
The Related Press watched as the newest batch of pre-fabricated cabins was loaded onto a cargo ship within the Persian Gulf. The Qatar Improvement Fund began shipping cabins last month and says it is going to ship a complete of 10,000 to deal with individuals displaced by the Feb. 6 earthquake.
Fuel-rich Qatar, one of many world’s wealthiest international locations, says it had all the time deliberate to donate the cellular houses. They were needed to assist home a few of the 1.4 million followers who descended on the small nation throughout soccer’s greatest event late final yr.
The brightly coloured cabins, every with skinny partitions, have been designed to carry one or two individuals with twin beds, a nightstand, a small desk and chair, air con, a rest room and a bathe inside. They went for round $200 an evening — $270 with board — providing a funds choice for visiting followers.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck elements of Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6, killing greater than 52,000 individuals — the overwhelming majority in Turkey. Greater than 200,000 buildings in Turkey both collapsed or have been severely broken, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.
Qatar and different rich Gulf international locations have joined the worldwide effort to ship support to the stricken area.