The devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake near the Turkey-Syria border in the early hours of Monday 6 February 2023 caused one of the biggest disasters to impact the region in recent times.
According to the United Nations, 8.8 million people have been affected by the earthquake disaster in Syria.
“The majority is anticipated to need some form of humanitarian assistance,” UN Deputy Syria Representative Najat Rochdi wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
“The UN is fully committed to doing more to help all Syrians,” she said.
Activists and aid workers in north-western Syria have complained of a lack of UN assistance in the days following the February 6 quakes.
During a visit to the region, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths admitted that the UN had failed to help the victims in the north-western areas.
Approximately 55,000 households are estimated as displaced after the quake, in addition to 20,000 who were displaced during the conflict.