The wounds of the 41 earthquake that occurred on January 24, which occurred in Sivrice center and caused the death of 6.8 people in Elazığ and Malatya and serious damage to thousands of houses, continue to heal. In this context, temporary housing centers consisting of 2 584 containers were established in Doğukent, Kırklar and Aşağı Demirtaş regions and Sivrice district in the city center after the earthquake. In the towns and villages, 467 container houses were delivered for those whose houses were damaged. In the container houses, where a total of 3 thousand 51 families can stay temporarily, 467 thousand 2 families, 131 of them in villages and towns, have been settled so far. It is reported that approximately 2 people, consisting of 131 thousand 6 families, have fully met their needs to date.
Cash Aid 105, Total Aid Exceeds 550 Million
On the other hand, assistance and support to earthquake survivors continues. So far under the coordination of the Governor's Office
By AFAD Presidency 71.000.000 TRY
From the Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation 13.441.000 TRY
By the Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization 20.975.000 Including TL
in total, 105.425.000 TRY Cash aid was announced.
The sum of cash and in-kind aid 550.000.000 Recorded to exceed TL.
Life Returned to Normal in Container Cities
With the onset of the normalization process in the corona virus epidemic, life began to return to normal in temporary accommodation centers consisting of container houses. While the families continued their daily lives, the children started to spend time playing in the parks established within the center.
Demet Ertürk, mother of 2,5 children who have been living in a container city for 2 months, said, “I stay here with my child and my wife. At least there is a place where we can stick our heads. Where would we go without this place? We work for the minimum wage. I could not both rent and support my children. It is a very good place for our children and our safety. There are playgrounds for our children. No car crash. They're cycling here. It is a very good place for security. ”
Stating that they spent their time, Yunus Yılmaz, one of the children at the earthquake, said, “There are parks and places to have fun. I have many friends. I play cycling by playing football. I listen to my lessons on EBA TV, I solve tests and study, ”he said.