Two earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria early in the morning hours on February 6. The first earthquake’s 7.8 magnitude force collapsed buildings and shook houses in countries across the Middle East. Hours later, a second earthquake measuring 7.6 magnitude hit the same region. Since then, more than 10,000 aftershocks have been recorded in the region.
More than 51,000 people have been confirmed dead and over 100,000 were injured. Tens of thousands are still missing. 1.5 million have been left homeless from the earthquakes with at least 500,000 homes needing to be rebuilt according to the UN. The quake hit a region where thousands of Syrian refugees sought safety after they fled their homes during Syria’s civil war. The Turkish government said about 865,000 people are living in tents and 23,500 are in temporary container homes, with thousands living in homeless shelters and dorms (updated March 7, 2023).
Currently, we are providing funds for food, blankets, hygiene items, heaters, fuel, and other aid. Our estimated budget for this project is $2.5 million.
Join us in praying for the people of Turkey and Syria as they endure yet another catastrophe.
Trauma and grief after Turkey and Syria’s earthquakes
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Photos from the deadly Turkey and Syria earthquakes
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A week after Turkey and Syria’s earthquakes
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February 11 UPDATE Turkey and Syria earthquakes
Following the deadly earthquakes on Monday, cities across Turkey and Syria are scenes of ruin. Where multi-story apartment buildings once stood lie heaps of broken concrete and twisted rebar. Rescuers spend frantic hours searching the wreckage for signs of life....
Help people in Turkey and Syria
Thousands are facing the daunting task of rebuilding their lives and homes. Many have lost loved ones or sustained injuries. Our goal is to provide emergency aid as funding is available. If you wish to support the work in Turkey and Syria, your contribution will be a huge blessing.