Women hug near a collapsed building in Turkey after one loses her brother in the devastating earthquake in February 2023.

DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

Help children and families devastated by this disaster

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Get help to those who need it most

In early February, two devastating earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 hit parts of Turkey and Syria. Over 50,000 lives have been lost, with over 1.5 million people left homeless. Destruction is widespread, with buildings reduced to rubble and millions of livelihoods lost. 

We’re supporting those whose lives have been turned upside down by this disaster. Our local teams, themselves impacted, have been working tirelessly to deliver clean water, food, and hygiene kits. With over 40,000 children and families reached so far, your help is making a difference. But so many more remain in need as they seek to recover and rebuild their lives.

We need your support. 


Help those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Help us act fast to protect the lives of those that have been devastated.

Please enter a donation of at least £1

How your donation helps

Your donation today will help support children and families whose lives have been shattered. Our local teams are working hard to make sure help gets to those who need it most.

Tens of thousands of children now face destructive physical and mental challenges. We are there, helping them to recover, but the need is still so great.

You can help children recover from trauma. Your help can provide essential items that make a life-changing difference in the aftermath of a disaster like this.

So far, we have helped over 20 thousand people in Turkey and Syria access food and water. But more people can be reached with your help.

You can make a life-changing difference. 


How we work in emergencies

When emergencies hit, children are often the most at risk. That’s why we need to be there – in places torn apart by disasters and conflict.

Your support is needed now more than ever

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