Northwestern Syria Declared State of Emergency After Catastrophic Earthquake
The White Helmets is calling on the international community to take action in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake that has caused widespread destruction and loss of life. We urge the international community to assume to take emergency measures to prevent the situation from deteriorating further, and support the rescue of civilians in Syria.
The White Helmets has declares a state of emergency in northwestern Syria following a catastrophic earthquake that has caused destruction, devastation, and collapse of buildings and residential areas. The earthquake has resulted in hundreds of injuries, dozens of deaths, and people being stranded in the winter cold. Adverse weather conditions, including low temperatures and stormy weather, have compounded the dire situation.
In response, the White Helmets organization is calling on all local authorities, civil forces, and humanitarian organizations operating in Syria to join forces, share resources, and provide relief to those affected. The White Helmets also appeals to international humanitarian organizations to intervene promptly and provide aid to the affected population.
The organization calls on the international community to take responsibility in the face of this catastrophe and to take emergency measures to prevent the situation from worsening. It also urges the international community to support the rescue of civilians in Syria and to put pressure on the Assad regime and its Russian ally to ensure that there is no bombing in the affected areas.
The White Helmets assures the people of Syria that its cadres are fully prepared and working at their maximum capacity to assist those in need. The organization extends its condolences to the families of the victims and acknowledges their loss.