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Qatar Donates World Cup Cabins to Quake-Hit Turkey, Syria

According to Qatari officials, 10,000 cabins and caravans used for the World Cup would be sent to Turkey and Syria to lodge individuals who lost their houses in a severe earthquake.

When Qatar hosted the FIFA World Cup last year, the mobile residences were put to work for a few weeks. They will be donated after the competition, according to the officials.

According to Qatari officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media, the first shipment is scheduled to depart Doha port for Turkey on Monday, with other deliveries anticipated in the following days.

The first foreign head of state to travel to Turkey after the earthquake last week was the emir of the Gulf state, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, on Sunday.

He stayed away from the affected zones, holding talks in Istanbul with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on ways Doha could assist “mitigate this disaster,” the emir said in a tweet.

Qatar has one of the biggest foreign rescue teams in Turkey. There are about 130 people on the ground. Qatar has also sent 100 tonnes of aid.

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