The recent devastating earthquake in Turkey and neighboring Syria, which has resulted in the death of over 40,000 people and the destruction of infrastructure, has compelled countries to help from around the world.
Guyana is contributing US$100,000 to help relief efforts in Turkey and neighboring Syria, affected by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake.
Guyanese President Irfaan Ali said the donation will be split equally between the earthquake-hit countries.
The decision to assist follows a recent United Nations appeal for humanitarian funding to bring urgent relief to approximately five million Syrians.
The UN announced that US$397 million is needed to address humanitarian concerns in Syria over the next three months in priority areas such as shelter, healthcare, food, and protection.
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