Turkey / Syria Earthquake Appeal 2023

35,000 PEOPLE

have died and many thousands are injured in Turkey and Syria, with numbers expected to rise


people in the affected area, many of them in urgent need of shelter, food and medical aid

A series of devastating earthquakes have hit southern Turkey (now known as Türkiye) and north-west Syria killing over 35,000 people and injuring many more.

The first deadly earthquake struck while people were inside their homes, asleep in their beds, with no warning signs. Thousands of buildings, including hospitals and schools, have collapsed and infrastructure has been badly damaged. Local responders are desperately searching through the rubble for survivors.

People have been left without shelter in freezing winter conditions and desperately need blankets, emergency shelter, food and clean wate