Singer Maher Zain distributes food to quake survivors in Turkey
Singer Maher Zain posted on social media about the aid sent to Turkey following the earthquakes that struck Kahramanmaraş and caused widespread damage in ten provinces.
Iconic singer Maher Zain visited Kahramanmaras province on Sunday, the epicenter of last week's devastating earthquakes in Turkey, and distributed food to survivors with the Salam Charity, based in the United Kingdom.
Zain, who had previously called for help for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, traveled to Kahramanmaras to assist survivors.
"We are in #Kahramanmaras city center and the visible destruction here reminds one of a war zone Subhanallah. This town is the epicenter of this massive earthquake. Hundreds of thousands of people left homeless. We must help in whatever way we can," he said on Twitter.
We are in #Kahramanmaras city center and the visible destruction here reminds one of a war zone subhanallah. This town is the epicenter of this massive earthquake. Hundreds of thousands of people left homeless. We must help in whatever way we can 🤲🏼 pic.twitter.com/QZqO0nyQZZ— Maher Zain (@MaherZain) February 12, 2023
Your #donations count! Alhamdulillah we were able to deliver food here with your donations this evening and will continue to do so. It makes a difference for the people here in #kahramanmaras. Thank you for all your #support. #TurkeyandSyriaearthquake#DonateForTurkiye_Syria pic.twitter.com/omETrQgJvO— Maher Zain (@MaherZain) February 13, 2023
He also showed his followers on Instagram the scale of the destruction at the epicenter of the twin earthquakes, saying, "Today, we arrived at Kahramanmaras, one of the cities that (was) affected by earthquakes. It is very hard honestly. I am trying to get a perspective on the camera to show you how bad it is, but the camera can never give (one) hundred percent justice."
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According to the country's disaster agency, the two massive earthquakes on Feb. 6 killed at least 30,000 people.
More than 13 million people were affected by the magnitude 7.8 and 7.6 earthquakes in ten provinces, including Hatay, Gaziantep, Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.
It is worth mentioning that the Turkish Seismological Observatory announced that two aftershocks measuring 4.6 and 4.1 on the Richter scale struck Kahramanmaras yesterday, which resulted in a temporary halt to the rescue operations near dilapidated buildings.
Several countries in the region, including Syria and Lebanon, were affected by the strong tremors that struck Turkey in less than 10 hours.
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