Turkiye Earthquake Response

by Concern Worldwide US
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response
Turkiye Earthquake Response

Project Report | Feb 21, 2024
A New Normal

By Wida Arzow Azizi | Development Coordinator, Concern Worldwide US

Photo: Gavin Douglas
Photo: Gavin Douglas

It has been just a little over a year since the passing of the fateful day in Türkiye and Syria when two devastating earthquakes struck the region that took over 60,000 lives and rendered one and a half million people homeless. Entire cities were shaken apart, neighborhoods destroyed, and the death toll kept rising in the days following as bodies continued to be recovered from under the rubble. It is estimated that over 14 million people were directly affected, the consequences of which they will live with for decades to come. Concern Worldwide team members in the area swiftly mobilized to respond to the disaster within hours of it unfolding, and our work is far from over as we settle into 2024.  

Over the past year, the people of Türkiye and Syria have demonstrated incredible resilience as they rebuild their lives in the wake of such a calamitous disaster. The loss of loved ones, the sheer destruction of where they once called home, and the psychosocial trauma caused by the earthquakes has created a lot of uncertainty about what the future looks like. Still, communities work tirelessly to create a new sense of normality and support one another as they recover from the sudden earthquakes and 1,600 subsequent aftershocks.Concern works closely with other organizations and local partners to meet the growing needs of affected communities, and our global disaster team quickly kicked into action. Specialists in logistics, water and sanitation, shelter, and protection arrived from across the world to assist in tailoring our humanitarian response to best meet the needs of those affected.  

Our teams have erected tents, installed latrines, built clean water systems, provided food, household goods and hygiene supplies, established psycho-social services, and delivered cash payments to families who lost everything in an instant just over a year ago. In collaboration with our partners, efforts are ramped up for additional, long-term support for recovery. We remain on the ground and committed to serving the needs of those affected through a flexible response to meet the changing needs of communities. Our amazing team in Türkiye has positively impacted the lives of over 370,000 people through their relentless efforts 

Far too many children were forced to endure unimaginable trauma, and at the end of the day, Concern is aware that meeting the needs of these children extends beyond material goods and emergency services. “When thousands of kids have gone through the extreme experience of an earthquake, and then the trauma of being forced to live in tents outside their own homes, sometimes the best thing to do is play” said Kieran McConville, Concern’s Global Content Advisor. Our psychosocial activities specifically aim to help children heal from the collapse of the life they once knew. Helping to improve the psychological well-being of both children and adults is a major focus of Concern’s work in Türkiye and Syria 

The harrowing stories of survivors paint a reality that is hard to swallow yet hope still lies in the future. It will take several years to rebuild and recover from the sheer destruction caused by the natural disasters, but the people of Türkiye and Syria are not alone. The work continues even as this story departs from the world’s spotlight, and it is far from over.  

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