Many of you will have heard the tragic news of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake and deadly aftershocks striking south-eastern Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday 6 February. Sadly, things are getting worse not better. We are now being told that 23 million people could be affected across the region. To date, over 20,000 lives have been lost and thousands more people have been injured.
Hillsong Church has generously partnered with World Vision throughout the Syrian refugee crisis, and we will continue to partner and work with them in this devastating situation. Right now, World Vision is working rapidly to assess the needs of quake survivors, including children and families who’ve already been displaced by conflict. They have begun distributing fuel and heating supplies to emergency shelters to help the vulnerable survive sub-zero temperatures. They are focussing on providing survivors with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, healthcare, shelter and protection.
Please lift up in prayer the children and families who have been affected by this devastating earthquake. Please also pray for the humanitarian workers who are rushing to their aid and who will stay with them in the difficult days ahead. Please give what you can to help meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Turkey and Syria.