Devastating earthquakes have affected families in Türkiye and Syria — your urgent response is needed to save lives.
Two 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 earthquake has 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 give an additional one-time donation now to provide emergency relief to those affected by this devastating earthquake.
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UNHCR co-chairs the Protection Cluster with the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Philippines since January 2011. The Protection Cluster has been established by the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Circular No.5 series of 10 May 2007.
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