More than 18300 people in Turkey and 3300 people from Syria have been declared dead in the 7.8 magnitude Earthquake that hit the border areas of the two countries.
Thousands were injured and thousands more were left homeless.
Amid rescue efforts, chances of finding survivors in freezing temperatures are dimming even though people can survive up to a week or more according to experts.
Hope returned to people in northwestern Syria, a rebel-controlled area after the UN aid tracks entered the area from Turkey amid difficulties.
Tents, stadiums, and other temporary accommodations have become a shelter for many of those who have lost their homes.
The winter weather and damage to roads and airports have hampered the response to affected areas.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been visiting areas affected by the earthquake even though people have complained about the government’s slow response.
More than 110,000 rescue personnel were now taking part in the effort and at least 5,500 vehicles, including tractors, cranes, bulldozers, and excavators had been shipped according to Turkish disaster management.
So far 95 countries have offered their help since the earthquake disaster.
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