UNHCR continues to provide shelter and core relief items – Every donation can be a lifeline
Tens of thousands have lost their lives in the two powerful earthquakes that struck in south-eastern Türkiye and northern Syria on February 6th, 2023. As per recent updates, over 24 million people have been severely affected by this disaster.
UNHCR is on the ground distributing shelter and emergency items including tents, blankets, mattresses, cooking utensils, plastic sheeting, sleeping mats, winter clothes and more.
Around 4 million people who were already internally displaced in Syria, are amongst those most severely affected. They lived in flimsy shelters, tents and partially destroyed buildings. In Türkiye, those impacted include nearly 1.75 million refugees who have been hosted there for the last 12 years.
The earthquakes have destroyed people’s homes, livelihoods and the local infrastructure and as the disaster occurred during the harsh winter months, families are struggling in the bitter cold and are in urgent need of shelter and relief items.