Turkish-Syrian Earthquakes: death toll surpasses 15,000 amid humanitarian crisis
In what will come across as a really heartbreaking development, the death toll from Monday’s catastrophic earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria has kept on rising.The death toll has now surpassed 15,000 on Thursday morning, authorities said.AFAD, Türkiye’s disaster management agency, put the number of fatalities in the county at 12,391 in an update on Thursday, while the Syrian Health Ministry recorded 1,262 deaths, as of Wednesday.The White Helmets, a Western-funded group operating in parts of Syria that are not controlled by Damascus, has put the figure at more than 1,900. Combined with the Turkish tally, the death toll has surpassed 15,500, a report by RT said.The series of powerful tremors in southern Türkiye and northern Syria flattened thousands of buildings and caused severe damage to infrastructure on Monday and Tuesday.Rescuers in both nations, including those sent by foreign nations to assist in the response, have been in a race against time to clear the rubble, in search of survivors. Cold weather adds urgency to their work, making the need to provide shelter to survivors a matter of life and death.The World Health Organization has estimated that in the long run, the disaster may impact as many as 23 million people, five million of whom are already in a vulnerable state.According to a report by RT, Syria already suffers from a decade-long armed conflict, which has degraded its healthcare system and put some parts of the country under self-rule.El-Mostafa Benlamlih, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Syria, called the situation “a crisis on top of a crisis” during a press conference on Wednesday.Stockpiles of food and medicine that aid groups had pre-positioned in Syria are being rapidly depleted, he warned.“Whatever we can do, we have to do it together, driven by humanitarian needs. We just hope that the political considerations will get out of the way and let us do our job,” he said.Governments and international aid organisations have renewed pressure on the US to lift sanctions on Syria, to facilitate relief efforts in the country.Aside from economic restrictions, Washington has for years been supporting various militant groups seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.While the US allows exceptions for humanitarian assistance, aid groups say that in practice they face long delays before shipments are approved by US officials enforcing the sanctions regime.
I Prefer Kissing, S3x Scenes With Seasoned Actors – Nancy Isime
Popular actress and media personality, Nancy Isime has revealed how she feels acting s3x and scene kissing roles. She spoke during an interview with media personality, Dadaboy. According to her, she doesn’t enjoy acting such roles. She further explained that even if it looks good on screen, she prefers such scenes with seasoned actors who understand professionalism. She said, “Well, it’s a script, and Yes, I do kiss in movies. But Why will I enjoy it? 5,000 people around you. Enjoy what? I never enjoy doing nothing. There’s cameras around, it’s a scene. I prefer to actually have kissing scenes with seasoned actors who understand the professionalism of a kissing scene or a s3x scene. “S3x scene of course because everybody is all dressed up but there is movement. So there’s literally people who understand the job and are focused and are literally just running through a script.”
29 African Migrants trying to cross to Italy die as Boat Sinks in Tunisia
A boat carrying 29 African migrants trying to cross to Italy has capsized. Tunisia’s coast guard recovered 10 bodies from the migrant boat which sank near the coast, the second vessel to sink within hours off Tunisia, bringing the death toll to 29, according to a security official. According to Al Jazeera, Houssem Jebabli, a national guard official, said that the boat sank off the coast of Mahdia, without giving further details. Earlier on Sunday, a human rights group said at least 19 refugees and migrants from sub-Saharan Africa had drowned off the coast of Tunisia while trying to cross the Mediterranean and reach Italy. Romdhane Ben Amor, an official at the Forum for Social and Economic Rights (FTDES), told the Reuters news agency that the deaths also occurred when a boat carrying the refugees and migrants sank off the coast of Mahdia after a journey that started from Sfax beaches. He said the Tunisian coast guard was able to rescue five people from the boat. Tunisian authorities were not immediately available for comment. Reports of the deaths came as Italy’s ANSA news agency said more than 2,000 asylum seekers had arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa within 24 hours. The agency described the arrivals on Saturday as a “record”. In the last four days, at least five boats carrying refugees and migrants have sunk off the southern city of Sfax, leaving 67 missing and nine dead. The coast guard previously said it had stopped about 80 boats heading for Italy in the past four days and detained more than 3,000 people, mostly from sub-Saharan African countries. The coast near Sfax has become a major departure point for people fleeing poverty and conflict in Africa and the Middle East in the hope of a better life in Europe. The latest disaster comes amid a campaign of arrests by Tunisian authorities of undocumented sub-Saharan Africans. According to United Nations data, at least 12,000 people who reached Italy this year set sail from Tunisia, compared with 1,300 in the same period of 2022. Previously, Libya was the main departure point for refugees and migrants.
Campaigns are over, let me have some fun – Tonto Dikeh
Nigerian actress cum politician, Tonto Dikeh stepped out over the weekend for a party following the conclusion of the 2023 elections.The mother of one says campaigns are over and so, it is time to have some fun.The actress shared photos of herself, which sees her already prepared for the party and about to step out.She captioned the images;”When Her Excellency, stepped out for a parryCampaigns is over🤕, let me have my time and relax before the next stage💃🏾🤲🏻..”Tonto was the Deputy Governorship Candidate of ADC in Rivers State, before she and her principal stepped down for APC’s candidate just days to the election.
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