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UN emergency fund releases US$25 million to help people affected by the earthquakes in the Middle East

(New York, 7 February 2023): In response to the multiple earthquakes that rocked southern Türkiye and northern Syria yesterday, the United Nations announced a $25 million grant to help kick-start the humanitarian response.

The funds from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will help provide urgent lifesaving assistance in the region.

“As the people in the region deal with the devastating consequences of this tragedy, we want to tell them that they are not alone,” said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths. “The humanitarian community will support them in every step of the way out of this crisis.”

For further information, please contact:

In New York, Jaspreet Kindra, kindra@un.org; + 1 917 367 2041

In Geneva, Jens Laerke, laerke@un.org; +41 79 472 9750


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