© UNICEF/Rebecca Phwitiko | UNICEF staff are providing support following the earthquake in Herat province in Afghanistan.

The UN chief expressed his profound sadness over the deadly earthquake that struck central Morocco late on Friday night which latest media reports say has killed over 2,000 people, and left well over 1,000 seriously injured. Mr. Guterres declared his solidarity with the Government and people of the country.

Aid continues to roll into northwest Syria, with 53 trucks crossing from southern Türkiye on Thursday, the UN reported in its latest update on response to the devastating earthquakes that struck the two countries on 6 February.

The United Nations on Thursday launched a $1 billion appeal for Türkiye to assist more than five million people affected by the cataclysmic earthquakes last week, the largest to hit the country in a century.

© UNICEF/Muhannad Al-Asadi Communities in Aleppo, Syria, access clean water after the earthquake which struck the region.

© UNOCHA/Ali Haj Suleiman Rescue workers look for survivors in a building in Samada, Syria destroyed by the February 6 earthquake.

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