Turkiye Earthquake Emergency Response

by IsraAID
Turkiye Earthquake Emergency Response

Project Report | Feb 2, 2024
One Year On

By IsraAID Staff | IsraAID Turkiye

It has been almost one year since the deadly earthquakes struck Türkiye in the early hours of February 6, 2023. Hundreds of thousands of people remain displaced 12 months later. In the province of Hatay, where IsraAID runs our Child-Friendly Space (CFS), thousands of homes and critical infrastructure were destroyed and only 250,000 of the original 1.7 million residents remain. Families that chose to stay and were unable to find accommodation have been housed in tents and cramped metal container homes. Many have few surviving possessions and the rainy winter season makes it all the more challenging.

In this context, IsraAID and local NGO Nirengi Association’s CFS remains a crucial resource. The CFS has been open for seven months and continues to play a vital role in our efforts to support earthquake-affected families. We deliver stress-relieving activities for hundreds of children aged 3 - 11 each month, offering a warm and safe space for them to process their emotions and experiences through play and learning. These havens, staffed by IsraAID trained local facilitators, provide children with a much-needed sense of stability whilst parents have a moment of respite. Staff are trained to identify child protection concerns and promptly refer cases to relevant welfare services. 

Since our last report, the demand for enrolment has grown and we opened a second class for children aged 3 - 5, enabling us to provide services to more families in need. To date, nearly 2,000 vulnerable people have benefitted from our CFS activities, supporting them as they rebuild their lives and regain a sense of normalcy.

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Location: Tel Aviv, Merkaz - Israel
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Twitter: @IsraAID
Project Leader:
Zoe Edelman
Tel Aviv , Merkaz Israel
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