Turkey: Earthquake - Jun 1998
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- OCHA: Turkey - Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 2. 29 Jun 1998
Summary of the Presentation by the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey
WASHINGTON, September 10, 1998 -
The World Bank today approved a US$369 million loan for an Emergency Flood
and Earthquake Recovery Project loan to assist Turkey in its post-flood
and earthquake reconstruction efforts.
The project will: (a) restore basic infrastructure in municipalities and rural areas affected by the flood by repairing structures and facilities of economic and social importance; (b) provide assistance to restore housing in the earthquake-affected province of Adana; and (c) reduce vulnerability to future floods and earthquakes.
Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0240
Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0235
Forty members of the Turkish Red Crescent relief team arrived in just a few hours after an earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, struck the Turkish province of Adana, in Southern Anatolia on 27 June, killing at least 120 people and injuring more than 1,500. Working in cooperation with the authorities, the Turkish Red Crescent set up eleven mobile kitchens to distribute hot meals in Adana and Ceyhan. The National Society also sent 4,700 tents, 8,000 blankets, 135 units of blood and 50 units of dry plasma to the province.
Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0233
Hopes of finding more survivors of an earthquake in southern Turkey which killed more than 100 people faded on Monday after extended searches through the rubble.
Rescue teams, supported by cranes, cutting equipment and sniffer dogs, pressed on with efforts to remove debris after rescuing an 11-year-old boy from a collapsed apartment block in the badly hit town of Ceyhan.
"Common sense tells us that nobody will come out alive but a miracle might happen," worker Sarp Yelkencioglu told Reuters as he worked through the debris of a seven-storey building.
Cries for help from …
Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0230