Supplies donated by the Chinese people to Syria at the receiving station in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province. (Screenshot Photo)
(ECNS) — A collection station in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province set up by the Syrian Embassy in China has received over 75 tons of relief supplies donated by enterprises and the public from China.
More donations are on the way to Yiwu and staff at the embassy are making arrangements to transport them. The first batch of aid will be sent to Syria as soon as possible.
The Syrian Embassy in China has received a large number of requests for money and donations from the Chinese people since Feb. 6, when a strong earthquake rattled southern Türkiye and northern Syria.
On Feb. 12, the embassy announced that four locations in China were receiving donations, including Yiwu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Sanhe in Hebei Province.
The receiving station in Shanghai is located at the Syrian hall of the Shanghai Greenland Global Commodity Trading Hub in Qingpu District.
Supplies from the public have been delivered to the station since Feb. 13 and three warehouses are being used for storage.
The first batch of materials here, like that in Yiwu, will be sent to Syria by air, said Dong Jingyan, the person in charge of the Syrian hall.
A magnitude 6.3 aftershock struck southern Türkiye on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring hundreds more, according to Turkish and Syrian officials.
The United States Geological Survey initially reported the quake as being of magnitude 6.4 at a depth of 10 kilometers before revising it down to a 6.3 magnitude, said CNN.
Monday’s earthquake follows a deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Feb. 6 that left more than 46,000 people dead in Türkiye and Syria.