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Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

CAFOD local experts responding to the aftermath of 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Syria in February 2023.

Donate to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal to help provide food, water and shelter to survivors of the earthquake.

What has happened in Turkey and Syria?

In the early hours of Monday 6 February 2023, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck near the border of Türkiye (Turkey) with northern Syria, followed by a second quake.

The impact was extreme, with over 53,000 people losing their lives and thousands more becoming homeless overnight as homes and buildings were destroyed.

After the earthquake, over 150 aftershocks occurred with the largest being of 7.5-magnitude. Millions of people across Turley, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Israel felt the earthquake.  

How is CAFOD responding?  

CAFOD has already committed £100,000 to support our local experts who are on the ground providing urgent humanitarian support to survivors of the earthquake.

Your donation will be used to help provide shelter, food, water and emergency medical assistance to those in need as well as winter kits to help people cope with the freezing temperatures.

Before the earthquake, CAFOD was already working with local experts providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable families across Syria that have been affected by conflict.