DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar plans to ship 10,000 cabins and caravans from final 12 months’s World Cup to offer shelter for survivors of the Turkish earthquakes, officials said.
The gas-rich Gulf nation says it had at all times deliberate to donate the cellular properties. They had been wanted to assist home a number of the 1.4 million followers who descended on the small nation throughout soccer’s largest event.
An preliminary batch of 350 buildings was shipped out on Sunday, the Qatar Fund for Improvement stated.
The magnitude 7.8 and seven.5 quakes that struck 9 hours aside on Feb. 6 killed greater than 35,000 individuals in southeastern Turkey and war-torn northern Syria. The toll is predicted to climb even additional as search and rescue groups discover extra our bodies.
Tens of hundreds of buildings had been destroyed or severely broken, leaving thousands and thousands homeless. As shelters crammed up within the days after the quake many had been compelled to sleep exterior in moist, wintry climate.
Qatar and different rich Gulf international locations have joined the worldwide effort to ship rescuers and support to the stricken area. The United Arab Emirates has pledged $100 million for aid efforts. Saudi Arabia has dispatched eight planes loaded with provides to Turkey and Syria.