Blinken: U.S. giving $100M in Earthquake Relief to Turkey, Syria

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Turkey) -- The U.S. is providing 100-million dollars in disaster relief aid to Turkey and Syria after a devastating earthquake slammed the countries earlier this month.

That's according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who visited the hardest-hit areas in Turkey on Sunday.

More than 46-thousand people have died as a result of the quake.

Blinken noted search and rescue efforts are coming to an end. He added there will be a massive "long-term" rebuilding effort.

The new round of funding brings the total American assistance to roughly 185-million dollars.