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Deadly Earthquakes have struck Turkey and Syria

  • More than 50,000 people have lost their lives after a series of devastating earthquakes struck Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria.
  • In Türkiye, 2.2 million families have been displaced and left homeless by the earthquakes.
  • Save the Children is providing child-focused psychosocial support and life-saving assistance to children and families.


A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on February 6


It was one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in 100 years


In northwest Syria, 4 million people were already in need of humanitarian aid


The deadly earthquake in 10 different regions in Turkey, killed thousands, injured thousands, and completely collapsed buildings. The KP office in Antakya was one of those buildings that completely collapsed and burned with all its contents.

Our Response:

In Türkiye, our teams are coordinating closely
distribute tents, hygiene kits, clothing, heaters, blankets and other essential items. Evacuation, and care for pregnant women.

In North West Syria, we’re working with our team to distribute tents and
hygiene kits, clothing,

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How to Help:

Your donation to the Kids Emergency Fund
to respond more fist.
Right now, children are missing out on the futures they deserve due to the effects of inequality and other issues such as the climate crisis, conflict and poverty. As a monthly donor, you can make a difference in their lives.

Gather your network of friends and family to fundraise for the Kids’s Emergency Fund, supporting children affected by the earthquake
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1. When and where did the first earthquake strike?

At 4:17 a.m. local time on Monday, February 6, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Turkey and Syria, according to the United States Geological Survey. It was also felt in Cyprus, Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon. Dozens of aftershocks, including a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye in the aftermath.
The earthquake’s epicentre was 26 km east of the city of Nurdagi in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, at a depth of 17.9 km. The later Magnitude-7.5 event was around 4km south-east of Ekinözü in the Kahramanmaraş province. Syria’s war-torn city of Aleppo is among those areas to have borne the brunt of a deadly earthquake. 

2. When did earthquakes hit Türkiye's southern province of Hatay?

On February 20, earthquakes of 6.4 and 5.8 magnitudes shook the southern province of Hatay, an already devastated by earthquakes just weeks earlier.
There are heartbreaking reports of yet more collapsed buildings and power outages in a region where over 46,000 lives have already been lost and buildings destroyed. Children have been injured, lost loved ones, and many were already showing signs of acute distress. Hundreds of thousands of people have once again fled onto the streets in the bitter cold. Families who have already lost everything have just experienced another devasting blow.”

7. How can I help survivors of the Turkey and Syria earthquakes?

Donate to our team who is in the field and among those in need

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