Aid workers braving aftershocks to deliver aid

Aid workers braving aftershocks to deliver aid

Aid workers are braving aftershocks to deliver humanitarian assistance in quake-hit T rkiye and Syria.

Despite being trained and experienced in relief efforts, many were not prepared for the scale of the disaster.

Action for Humanity's Head of Global Programmes Wassim Khmaja said yesterday that the damage is too large and exceeds the capacities of any NGO. He added that the past day had been very stressful for the relief workers in both countries, with many continuing to work despite concerns over the safety of their families.

Some of our colleagues are not sure if their families are alive and safe, or if their houses have collapsed or not, said Mr Khmaja, head of Global Programmes at the non-profit agency.

They are roving between affected villages and towns, assessing the needs of those affected, trying to get supplies and deciding on the best way to intervene.