Turkey and Syria Earthquake Response
On February 6th, a 7.8 earthquake and multiple aftershocks hit Southern Turkey (officially the Republic of Türkiye) and Northern Syria - one of the strongest in the region in over 100 years. Sadly, the death toll has exceeded the tens...More Details
On February 6th, a 7.8 earthquake and multiple aftershocks hit Southern Turkey (officially the Republic of Türkiye) and Northern Syria – one of the strongest in the region in over 100 years. Sadly, the death toll has exceeded the tens of thousands and continues to rise hour by hour. This region is home to an already vulnerable population due to years of conflict which created massive ongoing needs before the earthquake. Now collapsed buildings and damaged roads have left hundreds of thousands displaced and stranded in the freezing temperatures; children are particularly vulnerable to family separation, exploitation, and abuse at this time.
World Vision is responding by providing life-saving support with access to temporary shelters, heaters, clean water, non-food items, and critically needed healthcare. We’re also providing care for vulnerable children separated from their families amid the turmoil.
Your gift can make a real difference for vulnerable children and families:
- $100 – Can provide health clinic consultations for 10 people
- $130 – Can provide two children access to a safe, warm play area with recreational equipment for one month
- $210 – Can provide safe, clean water to one person for a year
- $240 – Can provide heating for two people during the initial months following the earthquake
- $260 – Can provide emergency shelter for two people for six months
Our hearts break for the children and families of Turkey and Syria affected by this disaster. Would you join us in supporting these urgent needs with life-saving support in the name of Jesus?
Please pray with us for God to bring comfort and hope to those hurting amid extreme loss, unrest, and uncertainty. Thank you for your heart to love and be the hands and feet of Jesus during this dire time.
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.
The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.