Devastating earthquakes have affected families in Türkiye and Syria — your urgent response is needed to save lives.
Powerful earthquakes have struck in south-eastern Türkiye and northern Syria. Thousands of people are confirmed dead across Türkiye and Syria, with numbers expected to rise. Amongst those affected inside Syria are Syrians who are still displaced in their own country and living in flimsy shelters, tents and partially destroyed buildings. In Türkiye, the impact also includes thousands of refugees, and the communities that have been generously hosting them for nearly 12 years.
The earthquakes have destroyed people’s homes and local infrastructure — families are in urgent need of relief items and shelter. Severe winter storms are sweeping through the region — families need urgent protection from icy winds, snow, and rain.
UNHCR is on the ground with emergency items including tents, blankets, and hygiene items.
Please donate now to provide emergency relief to those affected by these devastating earthquakes.
How would you like to donate?
could provide a tent to a family in Syria whose shelter has been destroyed by the earthquake
could provide five families in Türkiye with emergency cash assistance so they can buy the necessities they need
could provide a warm winter coat, gloves and boots to keep an earthquake victim in Türkiye warm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization working to save lives, protect rights and build a better future for refugees, internally displaced communities and stateless people. We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find refuge from violence or persecution.
Your money helps UNHCR provide protection, shelter and other forms of assistance, and advocacy on behalf of displaced and stateless people every year. UNHCR staff work as closely as possible with and for people forced to flee, with 90 per cent of our workforce based in field locations. For further details on UNHCR's budget, read our Global Report.
By choosing to give a regular donation, you will be helping UNHCR to plan ahead and invest in long-term projects to improve the lives the refugees.
Faster help: Monthly donations allow UNHCR to respond to emergencies when a crisis occurs. Your gift can go where it's most needed.
Support of long-term operations: More predictable income helps UNHCR go beyond short-term emergency aid and provide families with ongoing relief and protection every single day.
Easy to donate: To set up a recurring donation, please choose the Monthly option in the form. You can always update your donations by contacting our Donor Care team at [email protected].