The French newspaper Le Monde notes that the United Nation’s World Health Organization [WHO] is calling the Turkey-Syria earthquakes, which hit the two nations last Monday, February 6th, the worst natural disaster in Europe in over a century. In turn, this has led to the largest humanitarian aid mission in UN history, with search and rescue teams from across the world, including from L.A. County.
The L.A. Times also notes that “As seismic engineers study the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria that killed more than 35,000 [according to the most recent estimates…] it’s becoming clear that a significant cause of the destruction involved a building design common in California and other parts of the U.S.”
Finally, in some uplifting news for Los Cuentos listeners, Namak Newsletter states that “For the first time in more than 30 years, a border passage opened on February 11 between Armenia and Turkey to let Armenian vehicles deliver humanitarian aid to Turkey following the devastating earthquake.”
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