SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The general directorate of Sulaimani health said on Tuesday that it will send medical aid to Kurdish areas that were affected by the massive Turkey earthquake.
“We express our deepest sorrow for the victims of the quake, particularly those which are affected in northern Kurdistan [Bakur] and western Kurdistan [Rojava],” read a statement from the health directorate.
“We have the full commitment to send medical and logistic aid to the catastrophic areas,” it said, adding it’s ready to transfer any injured to Sulaimani health centers to receive treatment.
A huge earthquake that struck central Turkish province of Gaziantep killed thousands of people across a swathe of Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in 10 provinces devastated by the earthquake that left a trail of destruction across a wide area of southern Turkey and neighbouring Syria.
Thousands of buildings were toppled, hospitals and schools wrecked and tens of thousands of people were injured or left homeless in several Turkish and Syrian cities by the magnitude 7.8 quake – the deadliest in Turkey since 1999.