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Earthquake in Syria-Turkey wreaks havoc


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Earthquake in Syria-Turkey wreaks havoc

In the last few hours, two devastating earthquakes have rocked Turkey and Syria, claiming more than 2,100 lives and causing serious injuries. The two quakes, with magnitudes of 7.8 and then 7.5, add more instability to a region already enduring crisis.

Our teams on the ground tell us that there is widespread destruction of apartment buildings, homes, hospitals, and bridges. Tens of thousands of people are feared dead and it is now a race against time to save people trapped beneath the rubble in freezing conditions.

It is vital that we act quickly after such a massive disaster.

As the death toll continues to rise, many families are still trapped and need us to act now. We are anticipating high numbers of people with complex injuries—including amputations—in need of emergency care, rehabilitation, and psychological support.

With more than 330 staff in the region, our teams are preparing to provide desperately-needed emergency care, but we can’t do it without you.

Together, we can save lives and prevent serious injuries from becoming long-term disabilities. But we must act fast.

Please give what you can today. People affected are relying on us to answer their call for help.

Every gift, whatever the amount, will make an immediate difference to the survivors of this tragic disaster.

Thank you,