On February 6, 2023, a catastrophic magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria. Approximately nine hours later, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck. The combined earthquakes and more than 1,000 powerful aftershocks leveled buildings and killed more than 41,000 people. The impacted area is estimated to be over 650 miles across southern Turkey and northern Syria – an area already devastated by years of war and home to thousands of Syrian refugees as well as many humanitarian aid organizations. In northwest Syria, 4.1 million people depend on humanitarian assistance, the majority of whom are women and children. The humanitarian challenges in Syria were enormous even before this earthquake.
Governments around the world responded quickly with assistance, but the short- and long-term needs in the region will continue to grow exponentially. In response to this, TPI’s Center for Global Philanthropy put together this resource page to enable donors and the philanthropic sector to provide support on the ground.
Originally published on February 9, 2023. This list will be updated as more information is available. Please share any additional resources with firstname.lastname@example.org.