Qatar says it has despatched 4,000 cabins constructed to accommodate followers eventually yr’s World Cup to earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria
The Related Press watched as the most recent batch of pre-fabricated cabins was loaded onto a cargo ship within the Persian Gulf. The Qatar Improvement Fund started transport cabins final month and says it should ship a complete of 10,000 to accommodate folks displaced by the Feb. 6 earthquake.
Fuel-rich Qatar, one of many world’s wealthiest nations, says it had all the time deliberate to donate the cell properties. They had been wanted to assist home a few of the 1.4 million followers who descended on the small nation throughout soccer’s greatest match late final yr.
The brightly coloured cabins, every with skinny partitions, had been designed to carry one or two folks with twin beds, a nightstand, a small desk and chair, air con, a bathroom and a bathe inside. They went for round $200 an evening — $270 with board — providing a price range possibility for visiting followers.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck components of Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6, killing greater than 52,000 folks — the overwhelming majority in Turkey. Greater than 200,000 buildings in Turkey both collapsed or had been severely broken, leaving thousands and thousands homeless.
Qatar and different rich Gulf nations have joined the worldwide effort to ship assist to the stricken area.