The Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, and the Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, co-chaired a meeting, this morning, in Port Louis, to discuss the assistance that could be extended to Türkiye and Syria following the earthquakes that hit both countries. It is recalled that on 06 February 2023, south-eastern Türkiye and northern Syria were hit by earthquakes causing heavy casualties with loss of lives and extensive damages. The meeting…
Day: February 13, 2023
The story of Shazia Ramzan, Malala’s schoolfriend, shows why education must be a right for all children, Gordon Brown
As a child, Ramzan’s fight for an education almost cost her her life. Worldwide, there are 222 million children out of school who urgently need our help Gordon Brown is chairman of the UN’s Education Cannot Wait fund and was UK prime minister between 2007 and 2010. Shazia Ramzan has spent most of her young life fighting for her right – and the right of all girls – to go to school. In 2012, at the age of 14, sitting alongside her friend Malala Yousafzai on a bus that was going…
Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, thanked the United Arab Emirates for its emergency response and tens of millions pledged in aid to the quake-hit country, the presidency said.
The UAE was among the first countries that stood with Syria and sent huge relief and humanitarian aid and search and rescue teams,” Assad said during a meeting on Sunday in Damascus with Emirati foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. The UAE pledged about $13.6m to Syria after the disaster before announcing another $50m in assistance. Emirati planes have been providing an air bridge for those affected by the earthquake.
Turkey-Syria earthquake: death toll rises to 33,000
The death toll from the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria climbed to more than 33,000 on Sunday Officials and medics said 29,605 people had died in Turkey and 3,574 in Syria, bringing the confirmed total to 33,179, Agence France-Presse reports.