The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Disaster Response Team, which includes 25 members of the staff and volunteers left February 9, 2023 to participate in the search and rescue work for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria.
PRCS said that the first team heading to Syria consist of 15 members, while the second team will consist of 10 members to Turkey, specialized in the field of first aid, emergency, psychosocial support, and disaster risk and crisis management.
PRCS indicated that its teams, located in Syria, have been working from the first moments to respond to those affected by the earthquake.
It’s noteworthy that this earthquake killed more than 16,000 people in Syria and Turkey and injured thousands of others as a result of this devastating earthquake.
This earthquake struck at dawn on Monday, February 6 in southern Turkey, at a time when the Turkish authorities raised the alert status to the fourth level, which includes the request for international assistance.
The quake, one of the strongest to hit the region in more than 100 years, struck 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers (14.9 miles), the US Geological Survey said.