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146 Schools Damaged by Aleppo Earthquakes in Syria Successfully Renovated

Syria’s northern province of Aleppo has seen the successful renovation of 146 schools that were damaged by the powerful earthquakes that struck on February 6. Mustafa Abdul-Ghani, Aleppo’s education director, reported that an additional 49 schools are currently undergoing renovation. The progress has been achieved through collaboration with both international and local organizations.

A comprehensive agreement was signed with international groups to restore and maintain a total of 347 schools. Despite these efforts, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies recently highlighted the ongoing challenges faced by the quake-affected communities.

It noted that six months later, many survivors, especially those grappling with economic hardships, still lack the essential resources needed for rebuilding their lives. The back-to-back earthquakes of magnitudes 7.8 and 7.7 on the Richter scale struck both Turkey and Syria on February 6, resulting in a combined death toll of 59,259, with 50,783 in Turkey and 8,476 in Syria.