Search and rescue efforts are underway for people trapped under flattened buildings, and it’s reported that more than 2,800 buildings have been destroyed. The earthquake has left tens of thousands of people homeless amidst freezing winter temperatures, putting their lives at risk. The region is already beset by turmoil from more than a decade of Syria’s conflict and the ongoing refugee crisis. It is home to many displaced people and refugees.
World Vision’s response to the growing emergency
Working rapidly to assess the needs of quake survivors, including those already displaced by conflict.
Distributing fuel and heating supplies to emergency shelters to help the vulnerable survive sub-zero temperatures.
Providing survivors with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, healthcare, shelter, and protection.
Immediate response areas will cover Gaziantep; the epicentre of the earthquake, and Sanliurfa in Türkiye, as well as Azaz, Afrin and Idlib in northern Syria.
How you can help
Pray for the children and families who have been affected, and for the humanitarian workers who are assisting in these difficult days.
Please give what you can to help meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Türkiye and Syria.