Turkiye (Turkey) & Syria Earthquake Response

by Relief International
Turkiye (Turkey) & Syria Earthquake Response
Turkiye (Turkey) & Syria Earthquake Response
Turkiye (Turkey) & Syria Earthquake Response
Turkiye (Turkey) & Syria Earthquake Response
Turkiye (Turkey) & Syria Earthquake Response
Turkiye (Turkey) & Syria Earthquake Response
Turkiye (Turkey) & Syria Earthquake Response
Turkiye (Turkey) & Syria Earthquake Response

Project Report | May 20, 2024
Here for the Long Run - With Your Help

By Joe Samuel | Individual Giving Manager

Here for the Long Run – With Your Help

In 2014, Türkiye became the country hosting the world's largest number of refugees, housing over 3.6 million people fleeing war-torn Syria. Last year, devastating earthquakes struck southern Türkiye and Northwest Syria, affecting more than 9 million people and causing massive destruction.

Understanding the long-term impact of such a disaster, we knew we had to focus on building resilience and promoting lasting health and well-being.

Building Resilience and Long-Term Well-Being

Our response is all about providing safe, inclusive access to rehabilitation services for those affected by the earthquakes, including refugees and internally displaced people. We pay special attention to the most vulnerable, like people with disabilities, and work closely with local organizations to deliver essential physical rehabilitation services.

We take a holistic approach, offering comprehensive physical rehab, psychosocial support, and necessary devices like prosthetics, orthotics, and other assistive tools. We also focus on protecting survivors, especially in cases of gender-based violence and child protection, ensuring we have gender-inclusive services with therapists and staff who can meet diverse needs.

Our efforts don't stop there. We actively advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities, holding workshops, writing advocacy papers, and coordinating with local and international groups.

In response to the increased needs after the earthquake, we also raise awareness about health and promote healthy practices within the community. Our goal is to meet both immediate and long-term rehabilitation needs, helping individuals regain their independence and well-being.

By the end of 2023, we had provided specialized rehabilitation services to 1,320 people.

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to you. Without the support of donors like you, our immediate response and ongoing work to build resilience and promote long-term health wouldn’t be possible. Thank you for being with us on this journey.

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