Tanzania donates $1 million to earthquake-devastated Turkey

Tanzania has donated 1 million US Dollars (2.3bn/-) in aid to Turkey following a devastating earthquake that hit the European country on February 6, this year.

This was said by the Director of Information Services and Chief Government Spokesperson, Gerson Msigwa on Friday through his verified Twitter handle @MsigwaGerson.

The humanitarian aid was handed over by Tanzania’s Ambassador to Turkey, Lt. Gen Yacoub Mohammed to the Turkish government.

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck southern and central Turkey and northern and Western Syria on the 6th of February 2023 claiming lives of over 50,000.

The quake is the largest in Turkey since the 1939 Erzincan of the same magnitude and jointly the second-strongest recorded in the history of the country, after the 1668 North Anatolia earthquake.

It is also said to be one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the Levant.

Following the tragic incident, on February 7, 2023 President Samia Suluhu Hassan joined other global leaders to mourn the death of the perished people in the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Conveying her condolence message, President Samia tweeted:

“Heartbreaking news from Türkiye and Syria following the earthquake. On behalf of the Government and the people of Tanzania, I extend my heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.”

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