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One Year On Turkey-Syria Earthquakes

One year has passed since two devastating earthquakes struck southeast Türkiye and north Syria on February 6, 2023, their impact intensified by existing vulnerabilities in the region. 

2.6 million were displaced in the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, of which nearly 800,000 in Turkey and 108,000 in Syria still remain in temporary settlements with insufficient access to water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities and healthcare services. 

Today, hundreds of thousands of survivors, especially children, remain in dire need of assistance. Donate now to support the recovery and long-term needs of those affected by the earthquakes. 

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Thank you to the Government of Canada who announced that donations made to the Humanitarian Coalition have been matched in support of relief efforts for the Turkey Syria earthquake. As a member of the Humanitarian Coalition, all donations made through Islamic Relief Canada to the Turkiye Syria Earthquake Appeal from February 6 – 22, 2023 will be matched up to $10 million.

How will your donations help people in Turkey and Syria?

Alongside keeping the people of Turkey and Syria in our prayers, we have a duty to not turn our back on them. You can help ease the burden of this catastrophe for the people of Turkey and Syria by donating towards our life-saving work in communities for displaced families across both countries.

$130 can provide a cash grant for a family to purchase basic essentials 

$150 can provide a food pack for a displaced family

$275 can provide two families with emergency shelter

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Beyond urgent support, there’s still so much to be done. Be the first to start a monthly donation that will continue to support the long term needs of those affected by the earthquake. Your monthly donation can help us provide the continuous recovery support that communities need.

By sponsoring an orphan for $90/month, you can help save and transform the lives of vulnerable children in the Turkey and Syria earthquake disaster zone. Your support can provide much needed clean water, healthcare, education, and shelter.

Sponsor an orphan struggling to survive in the worst conditions and truly change their life for the better.

Your Donations in Action in Turkey and Syria

Islamic Relief teams are on the ground right now responding to the disaster in Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Şanlıurfa, Adiyaman, and Kilis in Türkiye and in Idlib and Aleppo, Syria. 

Your Current Impact

With your ongoing support, we have provided emergency aid to 58,300 rights-holders across Türkiye and 414,000 rights-holders in Syria as part of our Phase 1: Emergency Relief.

In addition, Islamic Relief expanded its orphan sponsorship program, helping care for more than 4,000 vulnerable children in Türkiye and Syria.

In Turkey & Syria, you helped distribute:

  • 4,804 food packs and 15,000 food vouchers 

  • 5,500 hygiene kits which include soap, towels, toothbrushes and more

  • 300,943 food items such as bread, cakes and drinks

  • 408,431 medical items 

  • 23,486 mattresses, blankets, tents or plastic sheets 

  • 613 child kits and diapers for kids and the elderly 

  • 305 fireplaces 

  • 5,417 m3 water 

  • 469,230 kg of heating material

470,000 Rights-Holders 
Are Currently Being Reached 

Long-term Recovery in Turkey and Syria

“Walking down a street once marked by destruction, I see a story of  transformation and hope.
– Majdi, Islamic Relief Staff, during his recent visit to Gaziantep

As part of our long-term development efforts, we have begun multi-year projects to: 

  • Repair water infrastructure

  • Strengthen the healthcare system

  • Restore farming and herding livelihoods

  • Rehabilitate schools

  • Support families in generating sustainable income.

We want to share Ahmad’s story and the true impact your donations have during emergencies, even after the cameras leave. Ahmad lived in Yağdöver, Türkiye, with his family of 6 until the 2023 earthquakes destroyed their home. 

“Back in Syria, I was a shepherd. After moving here and losing my home and livelihood, there was a void that was hard to fill. Islamic Relief reached out and offered me 13 sheep and a ram, along with feed. 
“The sheep became a source of sustenance and income. They provided milk, cheese, and meat, helping us survive in our new reality. It was a challenging endeavour, especially during the harsh winters, but it brought a sense of purpose back into my life.”

Islamic Relief is on the ground

Over the years, Islamic Relief Canada has reached 1.3 million people in Syria and over 110,000 individuals in Turkey to date. In Syria, our teams provide emergency and development support within Aleppo and Idlib regions. In Turkey, we are based in Istanbul and Gaziantep. 

Since our inception in 1984, we have had an unwavering, faith-based approach to providing aid and a firm commitment to robust policies, accountability, and transparency. This has allowed Islamic Relief to create lasting and profound change, earning us the trust that we will continue transforming your donations into life-changing aid for those who need it most. 


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