Turkey earthquake emergency relief fund
We have launched the Turkey Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund to provide families with essentials that are needed now.
We are deeply saddened by the news of a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit Gaziantep/Kahramanmaras provinces at 04:17 am (01:17 GMT) on 6 February 2023, and affected at least 10 provinces in southern Turkey. The earthquake was followed by multiple aftershocks with the highest being of magnitude 7.5.
While the aftermath of this tragic event is still being assessed, we know that thousands of buildings have collapsed, and the death toll is rising as powerful and aftershock earthquakes are continuously hitting the region.
The region is also affected by extreme weather conditions which presents additional challenges to the survivors and rescue teams. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to all who have lost loved ones or have been affected by the earthquake.
Turkey issued a level-4 alarm, which includes an international call for help. Many organisations are now mobilised to provide immediate relief in the form of food, shelter, water, and medicine to help the areas that were hit by the massive earthquake.