On 6 February, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria. The devastation caused has been immense, with more than 7,000 people estimated to have lost their lives and tens of thousands injured and figures likely to rise exponentially in the coming days.
In Syria, where children and families have had to contend with years of conflict, displacement, and lack of access to basic needs, the compounding impacts of the earthquake will be far-reaching.
ChildFund has been implementing humanitarian programs in Syria for more than a decade and has activated its emergency unit and is now conducting urgent assessments.
The team in Aleppo are already working in partnership with hospitals to support those injured and is providing first aid response that consists of:
- Distributing non-food items for emergency response such as mattresses, sleeping mats and blankets
- Distributing hygiene kits such as jerry cans and cleaning kits
Your donation today will help the team continue this essential work.