The full scale of the earthquake disaster is still unfolding in Türkiye and Syria.
Nearly 1,500 people killed in Syria and more than 3,500 others were injured following the quake.
According to a Syrian local group, 600 buildings were completely destroyed while 1,627 were partially destroyed.
More than 11,000 families have become homeless, the source added.
There are fears the death toll will rise sharply in the coming hours, as many people are still trapped under rubble.
The situation is tragic in northern Syria as rescuers are facing real difficulties to pull survivors from beneath the rubble due to the lack of the equipment.
The White Helmets rescue group declared northwestern Syria as a disaster area, calling for urgent mobilization.
The rescue group called on “all humanitarian, health and relief organizations operating in Syria to coordinate their work according to the parity system and geographical distribution, in order to ensure that everyone’s essential needs are covered as much as possible.”
Syria’s needs are massive, where thousands of tents, tens of thousands of mattresses, blankets and winter clothes are urgently needed.
Heating oil, shelters, mobile clinics, and adequate equipments are also needed to alleviate the suffering of the affected people.