Friday, 14 June 2024
One million quake survivors migrate

One million quake survivors migrate


Nearly 1 million people have migrated from the quake-hit provinces to other regions, while more than 18,000 Syrians have returned to their country following the earthquakes.

Citizens have migrated from the quake-hit provinces either under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) or by their own means, following the quakes that killed 44,218 people in Turkey.

They hope to return as soon as possible. Earthquake survivors who came to the AFAD-coordinated evacuation center in Hatay and got registered to relocate to different provinces said they would return someday.

The survivors said that the quakes and the endless aftershocks have damaged their mental health.

“When the housing problem is solved, we will return to our city. We would never leave our hometown and our land,” the survivors said.