The earthquakes that rocked Turkey and Syria have caused devastation, with the death toll rising to over 7000, 5,434 of which were in Turkey alone. Rescue operations have been severely hindered by a winter storm, with people burning debris to keep warm. The Syrian Red Crescent has appealed to the West to lift sanctions and provide aid for relief efforts, and Egypt and Turkey have warmed ties in light of the situation. In Hama, funerals for several families are taking place and mosques are opening their doors to families whose homes were damaged.
Today: December 1, 2023