A month after the deadly earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, the region is still trying to recover from the devastating impact that it has caused. The province of Idlib, located in the north-western region of Syria, remains one of the most affected places. The area is controlled by rebels, and a constant battle with the regime of Bashar el-Assad leaves the survivors in a difficult situation.
Omar Mohamed Kharoufi, who lost 13 members of his family in the earthquake, is still struggling to cope with the loss. His house and the houses of his four brothers were destroyed, making life very difficult for the survivors. The memories of that morning when he lost his family remain very present, and the trauma of the loss is something that he finds hard to come to terms with.
Millions of people across the border in Turkey are also facing a similar situation. Houses have been destroyed, and many are living in tents or containers, while others have left the area to seek shelter elsewhere. However, aid organizations are slow to arrive, and it seems that little help has reached those in need.
Despite the devastating impact of the earthquake, the people of Turkey have come together to support each other. The solidarity shown by people across the country is something that has not gone unnoticed, and it is heartening to see such kindness in the face of such tragedy.
As the region continues to recover, we must not forget those who have lost their homes, family, and friends. Aid organizations need to intensify their efforts to help those in need, and we must all show our support in any way we can. The road to recovery may be long, but with the support of the world community, we can help make it a little easier for those who have suffered so much.