PULSE NEWS MEXICO
Mexico will donate $6 million to Syria to help the victims of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit that country and Turkey on Feb. 6, Foreign Relations (SRE) Secretary Marcelo Ebrard announced Monday, Feb. 13.
As the death toll from the quake surpassed 36,000, Ebrard, during the daily morning press conference of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), said that at the behest of the president, Mexico will donate the money to the Syrian government, led by Bashar al-Assad.
“The president instructed me, regarding support for Syria, to establish contact through the United Nations, which has been done, and the president has now arranged for Mexico to make a donation of $6 million, which will be deposited in a bank account,” Ebrard said, adding that the money will be considered as humanitarian aid.
Ebrard said that the deposit will be made on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
The Mexican government has already assisted Turkey by sending a team of 145 search-and-rescue specialists and 16 specially trained rescue dogs.