Türkiye-Syria earthquake

URGENT: Please help send life-saving essentials to survivors who've lost everything.

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On 6 February, a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Türkiye and Syria. Thousands have been injured and the death toll is now in the tens of thousands. Thanks to the support of generous Kiwis, we were able to respond immediately delivering fuel to health facilities and search and rescue teams in Northwest Syria, as well as heaters and fuel to people seeking refuge in shelters.

Unfortunately, the situation worsened after a magnitude 6.4 tremor struck southern Türkiye near the Syrian border two weeks after the first earthquake. This is another shocking blow for survivors who’ve suffered through more than 6,000 aftershocks since the first deadly earthquake.

Survivors urgently need shelter, warmth and food to stay alive. Please give now to help provide for the most immediate needs of children and families reeling in the wake of this devastating earthquake.

"The scale of this disaster truly is enormous"

"The scale of this disaster truly is enormous"

"We have not seen suffering and devastation of this scale in over a decade. Entire streets and villages have been reduced to rubble, whole families killed, and millions left homeless," says Johan Mooij, World Vision Syria Response's National Director.

"Prior to the quakes 6 or 7 people were sharing tents due to the scale of displaced from the conflict. Now it's 16 or 17 people in each tent. We are working tirelessly to make sure the most urgent needs are covered during these very challenging times.

Right now, you can help provide life-saving essentials like shelter, warmth, water, child protection, medical care, and support for long-term recovery to families who’ve lost everything.

Donate now to help children and families survive and recover from this disaster.

Your urgent donation will provide life-saving essentials like shelter, heating, water, child protection and medical care, and help families rebuild their lives.

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Our teams are responding in Türkiye and Syria to meet children's most urgent needs.

Since the first earthquake struck on 6 February, local World Vision response teams have been assessing and responding to the urgent needs of affected children in Türkiye and Syria. We've been distributing emergency supplies to shelters, including tents, mattresses, tarpaulins, heaters, fuel and ready-to-eat food.

Our immediate focus areas are Gaziantep and Sanliurfa in Türkiye and Aleppo, Azaz, Afrin and Idlib in Syria. Temperatures are below zero and families are facing a harsh winter without shelter or heating.

“The problem is its very cold so we can't stay outside. But we can't stay inside. We're afraid of the ceiling falling. It feels like Doomsday.”

- World Vision team member in northern Syria.

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