How much did Leo Messi donate to Turkey and Syria?

12:21 AM | 11 Feb, 2023
How much did Leo Messi donate to Turkey and Syria?

Following the havoc wreaked by two disastrous tremors in Syria and Turkiye, millions of people have come forward to donate and assist the affected people. Whether it is monetary assistance or providing resources, nations and people are going to lengths to help the Syrians and Turkish. Amongst all the donations coming through, there is one prominent sports figure whose donations have made headlines.    

Famous football player Lionel Messi has reportedly donated humanitarian aid worth 3.5 million euros via his foundation to the earthquake sites.

Turkiye and Syria had been struck by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake this week. According to Albiceleste News, Messi possibly made the biggest private donation so far in Syria and Turkey's case.

The death toll in Turkiye following Monday's earthquakes has climbed to 19,875. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also stated that more than 77,700 people have been injured in the disaster. The total number of fatalities in Syria stands at 3,377. The total number of fatalities in the disaster is more than 23,000.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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