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Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Emergency


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Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Emergency

Türkiye and Syria Earthquake Response

We are providing essential emergency relief in response to the devastating earthquake.

A powerful earthquake in Türkiye (formally known as Turkey) and the surrounding region struck in the early morning of February 6, 2023. Reports indicate that the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the earthquake was in southeastern Türkiye, near the Turkish city of Gaziantep — around 60 miles from the Syria border and a hub for humanitarian assistance in the region. Less than 12 hours later, a second earthquake hit the region, with almost the same scale of 7.7 Richter.

Türkiye and Syria also continue to face severe weather conditions, as winter storms are bringing snow and icy winds to the area.

Türkiye hosts the world’s largest refugee population for the eighth consecutive year, with just over 4 million refugees and asylum-seekers under temporary and international protection.

UNHCR is working around the clock to rush essential relief to those impacted but we need your help to replenish depleted supplies.

Your donation will help provide immediate assistance including shelter, tents and blankets, as well as other non-food items, hygiene and medical items to displaced people in Syria and Türkiye.