TÜRKIYE-SYRIA EARTHQUAKE donate.unhcr.org
A 7.8 magnitude quake struck near Gaziantep, close to the Türkiye-Syria border, early in the morning on 6 February. It was followed by a 7.5 magnitude aftershock. Dozens of tremors and aftershocks were felt in Türkiye and Syria as well as in other parts of Europe and the Middle East.
Severe damage to roads, telecommunications and other infrastructure is hindering search and rescue efforts in both countries.
Refugees and displaced people are among the most vulnerable in the aftermath of these quakes.
Even before this devastating earthquake, the people in the region were already in dire need of support. Gazantiep is an epicentre for humanitarian aid. More than 300,000 Syrian refugees live in the area. After nearly 12 years of war, displaced Syrians and their host communities are now facing another catastrophe.
“We at UNHCR stand in solidarity with the people of Türkiye and Syria affected by today’s devastating earthquake and are ready to help provide urgent relief to the survivors through our field teams wherever possible,”
said Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.Please donate now.
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How would you like to donate?
Your ₹ 825 can help provide a warm winter coat to a refugee that has lost everything in the earthquake during this devastating winter
₹ 2, 200
Your ₹ 2,200 can provide could provide a warm winter coat, gloves and boots to keep an earthquake victim in Türkiye warm
Your ₹ 8, 500 can provide emergency tents to families who have lost their homes
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UNHCR Reporting - for all the latest updates on UNHCR's protection program for vulnerable refugee families around the world.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.
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