Turkey earthquake: Afghan survivors now living in tents

MALATYA, Turkey (TOLOnews): The Afghans who survived the devastating earthquake in Turkey, are struggling with dire living conditions under tents.
The survivors said that they lost everything they had and they are now in difficult conditions facing the cold weather.
Malatya, Turkey is one of the earthquake affected provinces in Turkey.
“A large number of Afghans were stranded in the earthquake in this city. Some of them have been martyred and some of them have been wounded. Some families are still stranded under the ruins,” said Farzana, a citizen of Afghanistan.
“Half of my body, hand, foot and head had been damaged, they said the doctors will arrive but no one has yet arrived,” said Farzana, an Afghan citizen.
“Our houses have been destroyed by the earthquake, we are now living in this tent, it is snowing and the weather is cold. Our children are struggling with cold,” said Abdul Ali, an Afghan citizen.
The Afghanistan embassy in Turkey and social and cultural institutions said the teams have been sent to the vulnerable areas to assess the situation.
“In Hatay province, more than 80 of our citizens have been martyred and 35 others have been martyred in Adiyaman. Thus is the unofficial tally,” said Musadiq Faqiri, an official of the Afghanistan embassy in Ankara. “We have visited the most vulnerable areas of Kahramanmaras, Hatay, Adiyaman, Gaziantep, where our Afghans have been severely affected,” said former deputy Minister of Public Health, Fida Mohammad Paikan.
The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amir Khan Muttaqi, held a telephone conversation with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu, in which he expressed readiness to send rescue teams if Ankara asked for it.