Aid relief convoy set off from Raqqa to quake-affected areas in NW Syria

RAQQA, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, a relief aid convoy set off from the areas of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) to the areas affected by the earthquake in the northwest.

A convoy consisted of 50 trucks set off from the city of Raqqa, northern Syria, to the earthquake-affected areas in northwest Syria.

At dawn on Feb. 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Syria and Turkey, killing thousands and injuring many more. The earthquake also caused immense destruction of buildings, trapping thousands under the rubble.

The convoy was organized by NGOs and civil society organizations in the AANES areas, including the cities of Hasakah, Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor, and Tabqa.

Avin Sheikhmous, coordinator of the AANES’ NGOs said, in addition to the 50-truck convoy, the campaign consisted of huge sums of money, infant formula and diapers. 

Reporting by Fatima Khaled