Mexico to send $6M to support earthquake response in Syria

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 6:50pm

Mexico is supporting earthquake recovery in Syria.

The country will be contributing $6 million toward the disaster response in Syria, which, along with Turkey, suffered extraordinary damage and loss of life in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Feb. 6.

Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said the funds will be transferred to the United Nations-organized Syria Cross-border Humanitarian Fund.

He also announced that the rescue team that Mexico sent to Turkey was also set to return. During their time in the country, they rescued four people who survived the disaster and recovered 29 bodies, in addition to providing medical care and other support, according to a top military official.

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