Georgian Gov’t to deliver medicine, food in aid to Turkey quake survivors

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Friday signed a decree on allocating funds in aid of Turkey quake survivors. Photo: Government press office, 10 Feb 2023 - 12:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Government on Friday announced it had allocated ₾1million ($374,000) from its reserve fund to deliver medicine, food, clothes, medical equipment and other necessities for survivors of Monday’s devastating earthquake that killed more than 18,342 in Turkey.

The Government Administration said Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili had signed the decree to transfer the funds to the Georgian Health Ministry for the purpose. The Ministry will also ensure the delivery of the aid to the neighbouring state where thousands have been left injured, trapped under the rubble or left homeless following the disaster. 

The aid follows the ongoing work of 108 Georgian professionals and their trained dogs to find and rescue more survivors following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The crews arrived in Turkey on Monday and Wednesday, along with accompanying hardware, and have been working in the city of Adiyaman in the south-east of the country.