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Kenya To Help Turkey, Syria After Earthquake Tragedy

The government of Kenya, through Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr. Alfred Mutua, has urged Kenyans to stretch their hands in any way possible to aid in the recovery of lives and the economy in Turkey and Syria after the earthquake tragedy.

The cabinet secretary said that the Kenyan government will help Turkey with coffee, tea, groundnuts, and other fast-moving goods in order to help the affected people before they fully recover from the ordeal. Dr. Mutua spoke today after it was reported that over 4000 people were left homeless and without food or even clothing. 

Alfred Mutua

The tragedy has left over 7,000 people confirmed dead, and the numbers are still counting, creating emotions from different world leaders, including Kenyan President William Ruto, who have sent their condolences to the two affected countries.

According to the Principal Secretary of the State Department for Diaspora Affairs, Roselyn Njogu, the tragic earthquake that occurred in Turkey and Syria did not affect any of the registered 1137 Kenyan citizens living in Turkey. She further added that, in case of emergency, Kenyans living in those countries could reach the embassy through email at [email protected].

Ps Roselyn Njogu

This tragedy has been rated as one of the deadliest earthquakes that have ever happened in the 21st century. It falls in the eighth position after seven different calamities, including one in Southeast Asia that occurred in 2004 and left approximately 230,000 people dead, followed by the Haiti incident that left 200,000 people dead in 2010. 

Other historic earthquakes that were rated deadliest before the Turkey-Syria were Sichuan with over 87,000 victims in 2008, the Kashmir earthquake in 2005, which caused 75,000 deaths, Middle East Iran in 2003, which claimed roughly 31,000 lives, and India took seventh place in 2001 with a death toll of 20,000 people. Syria has reported 2,600 lives lost so far, with Turkey reporting over 7,000 deaths.

Displaced Victim

The whole world is at a standstill and in mourning with the two affected countries after the traumatizing ordeal. Different citizens from different countries, including Kenya, are urged to support and put Turkey and Syria in their prayers during this trying moment.

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