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The civil war in Syria has lasted 12 years, devastating lives and forcing millions to flee to refugee camps. CAFOD is still reaching the most vulnerable people, ensuring they have emergency food, water and safe places to stay.

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Turkey-Syria Earthquake

In the early hours of Monday 6 February 2023, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Turkey's border with northern Syria.

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Why CAFOD works in Syria

The civil war in Syria means that millions of people are vulnerable.

Widespread shelling has destroyed whole cities, meaning millions have fled to overcrowded camps, where there is poor access to healthcare and clean water.

Now, in the aftermath of the earthquake, Syrians are coping with another disaster on top of the destruction and enormous need caused by twelve years of conflict.

Find out more about our Syria crisis response

Pray for peace in Syria