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Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

CAFOD's local experts are on the ground responding to the needs of those affected by the earthquake.

Donate to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal to support those affected and get funds to local experts who are already helping those need.

What has happened in Turkey and Syria?

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

The scale of the devastation remains unclear. But we know that the earthquake and the aftershocks that followed have already killed 46,000 people, injured over 80,000 people and destroyed thousands of homes and buildings.  

After the earthquake, over 150 aftershocks occurred with the largest of a 7.5 magnitude. Millions of people across Türkiye's (Turkey), 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 the 12-year conflict.   

CAFOD is also in touch with its sister agency, Caritas Turkey, who work in Türkiye. They are currently assessing needs and delivering essential humanitarian aid.

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What is the DEC?

CAFOD is part of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) which unites 15 member charities who are experts in humanitarian aid and specialists in different areas of disaster response.

By working together and with broadcasters, we can raise awareness of disasters that put people’s lives at risk and quickly raise significant funds to help those in need.

To get support to our partners already responding, DEC has launched an appeal for the earthquake.

Please donate today and help us reach families who have lost everything.