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Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

Emergency response workers searching for survivors after the Turkey-Syria Earthquake.

Help us to provide urgent food, water and shelter to survivors of the earthquake

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

We know that the earthquake has already killed more than 47,000 people, injured hundreds more 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, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Israel felt the earthquake.  

We need your support

There is significant need for support. On day one of the crisis CAFOD released £100K for the initial stages of the relief effort but the scale of this crisis inevitably rose to far beyond that. To make a donation to our Emergency Appeal today you can donate online.

Alternatively, to reduce the transaction costs incurred by online donations you can also donate in the following ways:

  1. Call us on 0303 303 3030 to make a card payment over the phone

  2. Send a cheque or CAF voucher to our Freepost address: FREEPOST CAFOD

  3. Transfer funds directly via online banking with the following details:

    • Bank Account Name: CAFOD

    • Bank Account Number: 11769410

    • Sort Code Number: 16-00-30

    • Using Reference: 126757

Thank you

We ask that you join us in prayer for the people of Syria and neighbouring countries who have been affected by these earthquakes. And for our local experts who are on the ground working tirelessly to assess needs and respond.

What we are doing right now is continuing supporting the work of our partners in the affected areas. We are focusing on long-term recovery, providing education services, supporting access to jobs, offering more long-term mental health support, and maintaining and repairing water structures. We are also ensuring staff and project participants' safety due to ongoing conflicts in the region.

Claudia Alloza Godayol, CAFOD’s Syria Crisis Response Team