A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and parts of Syria, killing more than 3,800 people and injuring thousands more. Families are displaced and thousands of homes are destroyed, causing a state of distress and uncertainty for the future of many people in the region. Due to the freezing winter temperatures, GHNI and trusted partners are bringing critical supplies to families such as blankets, sleeping bags, cooking fuel, and food boxes.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and parts of Syria yesterday morning. With more than 3,800 people killed and thousands injured, the earthquake is one of the strongest ones to hit in over 100 years and has left a devastating impact. Thousands of homes destroyed and families displaced has caused a state of distress and uncertainty for the future of many people in the region
We are working with trusted friends and national partners to get the much-needed relief supplies to those who need it most. We are mobilizing our team on the ground to help displaced victims with food boxes, quilts, and the like to help during the days and weeks ahead.
One of the quakes, a 7.8 magnitude, occurred 20 miles from the major city of Gaziantep, in southeast Turkey. It is Turkey's worst disaster in decades, the country's president said. News of the devastation is still pouring in and the death toll is expected to climb. Officials are already asking for help from the international community.