SUKHUM / AQW'A ― The deputies of the Parliament approved a resolution on the allocation of 300 thousand dollars to the residents of Syria and Turkey who were affected by the earthquakes.
Earlier, on February 15th, the Cabinet of Ministers of Abkhazia approved a resolution on the allocation of financial aid to the affected countries.
The funds will be allocated from the Abkhazia Reparation Fund. $100,000 will be sent to Turkey and $200,000 will be sent to Syria.
Abkhazia, like many countries in the world, is providing assistance to Syria and Turkey, which suffered from devastating earthquakes on February 6th, accompanied by numerous aftershocks.
A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, along with its aftershocks, has caused a devastating loss of life in the southeastern region of Turkey bordering Syria. The death toll has surpassed 44,000 in Turkey and 5,800 in Syria, and there are fears that it will increase even further.
The initial quake occurred at 4:17 am (01:17 GMT) on Monday, with its epicenter located in the Pazarcik district of Kahramanmaras province. Within 12 hours, a second tremor with a magnitude of 7.6 hit the same area, followed by more than 100 aftershocks. Officials have advised people to stay away from damaged structures due to the risk of collapse.