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For the third day in a row, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation is
collecting humanitarian aid for Turkiye quake victims at the Baku
Sports Palace, Azernews reports.
Warm clothes, heaters, and other necessities, collected by
citizens as part of the campaign by the Regional Development Public
Association under the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to provide
humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Turkiye, were loaded onto
vehicles and transported to the disaster zone.
Thousands of citizens are coming to the aid collection point at
the Baku Sports Palace, operational since February 8. Citizens'
donations are sorted out by volunteers, packed into boxes, loaded
onto trucks, and dispatched to Turkiye.
On February 9, the first plane carrying humanitarian aid from
the Heydar Aliyev Foundation was sent to Turkiye on behalf of
Azerbaijan's First Lady, Mehriban Aliyeva, president of the
foundation. Employees of the foundation dispatched to the disaster
zone delivered various medicines, medical supplies, equipment, and
warm clothes to earthquake victims.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center reports that on
January 6, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit central Turkiye. The
epicenter of the earthquake was 26 kilometers off Gaziantep with a
population of about 1.06 million. The earthquake's epicenter was
located 7 km below the surface. According to Turkiye's Disaster and
Emergency Management Authority, three more earthquakes with
magnitudes of 6.4 to 6.6 shook the province of Gaziantep in
At the time of writing, the overall death toll in Turkiye is
over 18,000 with the injured standing at 74,242.
Azerbaijan was the first country to provide assistance to
Turkiye immediately after the earthquake by dispatching 725
rescuers and is continuing to deliver aid and rescuers.
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