Saudi Arabia has agreed on more than $48.8 million (183 million Saudi riyals) worth of projects to help Syria and Turkiye after this month’s devastating earthquakes, Saudi state TV Al-Ekhbariya reported on Monday.
The earthquakes in southern Turkiye and northwest Syria killed more than 46,000 people.
Among the survivors of the Feb. 6 earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria are about 356,000 pregnant women who urgently need access to reproductive health services, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA) said at the weekend.
The women include 226,000 in Turkiye and 130,000 in Syria, about 38,800 of whom will deliver in the next month.
It said many of the women are sheltering in camps or are living exposed to freezing temperatures and struggling to get food or clean water.