Save the Children Emergency Section Statement: Turkey Earthquake
The government has responded well to the crisis, having learned lessons from the 1999 earthquakes which killed approximately 20,000 people. The local and national government have set up mobile kitchens and a mobile hospital. Search and Rescue teams are distributing emergency food rations, and the Turkish Red Crescent is providing tents, blankets and cooking equipment. Save the Children will not be responding to this crisis since local efforts appear to be meeting the needs of the population.
Emergencies Section, 5th February 2002