Türkiye & Syria Earthquake Relief Fund

On February 6, a powerful, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck south central Türkiye and northern Syria. The earthquake caused tens of thousands of deaths across the affected region as thousands of buildings collapsed. This is the deadliest earthquake to have hit the region in over twenty years, and is among the most powerful ever recorded in Türkiye.

Aid from the international community will be essential to supporting both immediate needs and long-term recovery. Both Türkiye and Syria were already experiencing economic instability, which this disaster will only further exacerbate. Syria’s twelve-year civil war has left the country devastated, with millions of refugees fleeing in neighboring countries. Türkiye is also facing an unprecedented economic crisis with 85 percent inflation, making over two-thirds of Turks struggle to pay for food and rent. With vulnerable populations affected and needs outpacing resources, it is imperative that the international community send humanitarian aid that is both rapid and extensive.

We have set up this relief fund to fund work at organizations supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Türkiye and Syria. We will also be updating this resources page on our site with information about organizations on the ground that are responding.

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