A total of 213 children rescued from rubble still not identified
Turkey’s Family and Social Affairs Ministry announced that the identities of 213 children rescued from the earthquake rubble yet to be determined.
Following an identity check and verification, a total of 1,286 children were handed over to their families, the ministry said via a statement on Monday.
The number of unaccompanied children registered by the ministry since the devastating earthquakes were recorded as 1,838, the official data showed.
Enkaz altından çıkarılmış refakatçisi olmayan 1838 çocuğumuz kayıt altına alınmıştır.— T.C. Aile ve Sosyal Hizmetler Bakanlığı (@tcailesosyal) February 20, 2023
1286 çocuk ailesine teslim edilmiş, 85 çocuk kuruluş bakımına alınmıştır.
467 çocuğumuzun tedavi süreci takip edilmektedir.
Kimliği tespit edilen 1625, edilmeyen 213 çocuğumuz bulunmaktadır. pic.twitter.com/zRtBrgbwzR
The twin earthquakes of Feb.6 that claimed over 41,000 lives in Turkey’s southeast have also left many children without families, in need of guardianship and care.
Last week, the Ministry of Family and Social Services announced that over 285,000 families have applied to become foster parents to children who survived the Maras earthquakes.