U.S. to send another $100 million in aid for Turkey and Syria after earthquakes

The White House announced Sunday that it would allocate another $100 million to help Turkey and Syria with support following earthquakes that left thousands dead.

The State Department said President Joe Biden authorized a $50 million emergency fund through ERMA.

Another $50 million will be provided by the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The aid is aimed at the population affected by the earthquakes in both countries, and will go to international organizations and NGOs to bring food, clothing, tents and other supplies to the population.

Antony Blinken, who is in Turkey, flew over one of the areas most affected by the earthquake together with the Turkish Foreign Minister.

The earthquakes in Turkey and Syria occurred on February 6, the 7.7 and 7.6 quakes respectively have already caused 45,000 deaths in both countries.

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