Turkey Earthquake Devastation
More than 42,000 people died in Turkey and northern Syria in a massive earthquake on 6th February 2023. The epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake was near the city of Gaziantep, in south-eastern Turkey.
Struggle for Survival
Thousands were left homeless and without the essentials of life as the quake destroyed infrastructure and property. Nearly 3,000 buildings collapsed across the region, leaving families destitute and without food, water, shelter or medicines. Their plight was compounded by bitter winter weather, as they faced the prospect of being left exposed to the elements and enduring sub-zero temperatures at night without shelter, as well as heavy rain and snow.
Our team in Turkey is delivering essential emergency aid to those most in need. From food and blankets to mattresses, tents and winter clothing, we aim to provide as much aid and support as quickly as possible to affected families. This campaign is designed to help provide container homes, so families who have lost everything have a secure, warm and safe place to sleep, eat and recover from one of the worst disasters in Turkey's recent history.