Slovenia's humanitarian aid to the people of Turkey and Syria in the wake of the earthquake
At the correspondence meeting, the government agreed to provide humanitarian aid to the people of the Republic of Turkey and the Syrian Arab Republic in the wake the earthquake.
Taking into account the difficult humanitarian situation facing the people of the affected parts of Turkey and Syria following the earthquake on 6 February, Slovenia will provide the two countries with humanitarian aid amounting to 400,000 EUR to support their recovery efforts for this natural disaster.
Half of the funds will go to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to aid the population in the affected south-eastern part of Turkey. The remaining funds from Slovenia will go towards the Cross Border Fund for north-western Syria under the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) financial mechanism to assist people in the affected part of Syria.
The funds for post-earthquake humanitarian aid going to the people of the Republic of Turkey and the Syrian Arab Republic will be financed from the budget reserves of the Republic of Slovenia.
Source: Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs