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UN: Turkey earthquake damage tops $100bn – Reuters

She made the comments at a press conference ahead of a major United Nations donors’ conference next week. “From the calculations, it becomes clear that the amount of damage presented by the Turkish government and supported by international partners will amount to more than $100 billion,” UNDP coordinator Louise Winton said via a link. video from Gaziantep, Turkey.

More than 52,000 people died as a result of the February 6 earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The preliminary damage figure, which Vinton said only applies to Turkey, is the basis for a donors’ conference to be held on March 16 in Brussels, Spiegel reported. During the event, funds are expected to be raised for the victims of the earthquake.

Previously, the World Bank had estimated the damage to Turkey at around $34.2 billion. Winton described events in Turkey’s hardest-hit province, Hatay, as “apocalyptic”, saying hundreds of thousands of homes had been destroyed. “The need is great, but the resources are scarce,” the UN representative concluded.

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