The biggest earthquakes in 84 years have devastated south Turkey and north Syria killing over 23,000 people and rising including thousands of children. Over 8,000 buildings have been toppled and casualties could rise eight - fold, as aftershocks, freezing temperatures and damaged roads hamper rescue efforts. Please help us to provide lifesaving aid to earthquake survivors now.
$100 - Emergency aid - help us to provide urgent food, water, and medical aid to earthquake survivors.
On Monday 6th February, two huge 7.8 and 7.5 magnitude earthquakes struck the regions of South East Turkey and North West Syria. Approximately 13.5 million people have been affected by the disaster.
People are digging through rubble with their bare hands as those trapped beneath the wreckage send voice notes to their loved ones. The death toll is expected to rise significantly still and saving lives amid the widespread destruction is a race against time.
Tens of thousands of people are injured with many more trapped in the rubble. Ongoing rescue operations are underway in a desperate bid to save lives.
The epicentre of the earthquake is a region devastated by 12 years of war, sanctions, and food and fuel shortages. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, already struggling for survival amidst a bitter winter and cost-of-living crisis are ill-equipped to cope and entirely reliant on international aid to assist with this emergency.
Many families have lost their shelters in the earthquakes and over 38,000 have taken refuge in government shelters, shopping malls, community centres and even in their cars.
Communications are down, and health facilities are either damaged or under – resourced. The situation is unprecedented and continues to evolve as we race against time to save lives.
The earthquakes are the worst to hit the Turkish region in 19 years and in Syria, the worst in over a century.
Human Appeal is on the ground
Human Appeal is on the ground right now working in close coordination with the local authorities, monitoring the events as the situation evolves and participating in the humanitarian efforts to provide hot meals, hygiene kits, winter kits and vital medical care to affected families, who are in urgent need.
Over 23,000 people have lost their lives and many are severely injured. Unfortunately, this number is expected to rise. The disaster hit 10 of Turkiye’s Southern cities, where most of the Syrian refugees reside. There is urgent need for shelter, food and winter items such as blankets as temperatures in the area continue to drop.Dr. Ubeyd Sakin, Human Appeal’s Turkiye, Country Director
Please continue to give to our Turkey and Syria Earthquake Emergency appeal and help us support more people affected today.Donate now