1. Syria longs for international aid amid earthquake devastation
Al Jazeera English – 8 thg 2, 2023
The scale of the destruction in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit swaths of Turkey and Syria on Monday has been unprecedented, even for residents of the war-torn country.
On the Syrian side, the area affected by the 7.8-magnitude quake and its aftershocks is divided between government-controlled territory and the country’s last opposition-held pocket of land, encircled by Russian-backed government forces.
The UN says damaged roads, a lack of equipment and tough winter conditions are hampering efforts to find survivors in Syria.
Rescue and relief efforts are being criticised as inadequate and hundreds of buildings have collapsed.
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon.
2. How much is politics hampering delivery of aid to Syria? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera English – 9 thg 2, 2023
They are the worst earthquakes to hit Turkiye and Syria in decades.
Scenes of devastation are emerging on both sides of the border.
With thousands of people dead, rescue teams are working around the clock to find survivors.
Humanitarian assistance is essential, particulary in northern Syria.
But are politics hindering the response?
Presenter: Adrian Finighan
Ahmet Keser, Associate Professor at Hasan Kalyoncu University.
Assaad Al Achi, Executive Director of Baytna Syria.
Joshua Landis, Director of Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.