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The US will increase the amount of aid to earthquake victims in Turkey, Syria

The fund will be used to purchase and distribute basic necessities such as blankets, mattresses, food kits, warm clothes, tents and shelter materials.

The United States will provide an additional $100 million in earthquake aid to Turkey and Syria. The US is providing $100 million in addition to the already approved $85 million. This was announced on Sunday, February 19, by the US State Department.

Half of the funds, namely $50 million, will come from the Emergency Fund for Refugees and Migrants, the rest of the humanitarian aid will be provided through the Department of State and the US Agency for International Development.

“This humanitarian assistance will be directed to vulnerable populations affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria,” the State Department said in a statement.

The funds will be directed, in particular, to help non-governmental organizations working in Turkey and Syria.

The statement said the money will be used to purchase and distribute basic necessities such as blankets, mattresses, food kits, warm clothes, tents and shelter materials. In addition, they will be used to purchase medicines, provide victims with clean drinking water, and part of the funds will go to educational support programs for children and youth affected by the earthquake.

The total cost of US humanitarian assistance in support of earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria will be $185 million.

More than 40,000 people died in Turkey as a result of the February 6 earthquake, with neighboring Syria reporting more than 5,800 deaths, according to the latest figures.

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