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Recovery operations underway in quake-ravaged Turkey, Algeria

Written by Mason Booth, Staff Writer, RedCross.org
Within a span of just three weeks, two powerful earthquakes rocked Turkey and Algeria in May, killing more than 2,100 people and leaving thousands of homes in ruin. As affected residents begin picking up the pieces, the American Red Cross is working with its global partners to provide humanitarian relief in the aftermath of the disasters.

On the morning of May 1, a 6.4-magnitude quake struck the Bingol province of southeastern Turkey, destroying dozens of homes and damaging an estimated 2,575 others. At least 176 people were

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