From the Romanian Embassy in Syria data, there are no Romanians among the victims of the earthquake in this country. The February 6 earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria already made over 35.000 victims.
About 2,000 Romanian citizens live in the areas controlled by the Damascus government, of which about 850 are registered at the embassy.
Since the beginning of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, in 2011, over 800 Romanian citizens and members of their families have been evacuated from this country, but in the last two years no such requests have been made.
On February 9, the Government of Romania decided to grant international assistance, free of charge, to the Syrian Arab Republic, representing material goods consisting of several types of weapons products, clothing, food products, and canned goods.
The most recent assistance, in the amount of 800,000 euros, was achieved through UN-type international mechanisms thru funding of the UNDP project (Urgent Support to the People of Aleppo: Rehabilitation of Basic Social Facilities to Improve Access to Essential Services).
Romanian Embassy in Damascus also represents the consular interests of other states – Australia, Canada, France, Portugal and the Republic of Moldova and did not received any help request from this nationals.