Turkey earthquake damage alone exceeds $100 billion, says UN

Sylvie Claire / March 8, 2023

The material damage caused by the earthquake in Turkey alone “exceeds $100 billion,” according to a summary calculation by the World Bank, the UN, the EU and the Turkish government.
One month after the earthquake, which killed some 46,000 people on the Turkish side, “it is already clear that the material damage alone will amount to more than $100 billion,” said Louisa Vinton, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Turkey, via video conference from Gaziantep at a regular UN briefing in Geneva.

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