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Türkiye and Syria earthquake.

A second humanitarian disaster is looming.

The death toll has surpassed 50,000, and countless survivors are still in freezing conditions without basics such as shelter, food, water and sanitation.

Close to 353,000 buildings have collapsed or been damaged in Türkiye and northern Syria, including children's homes, hospitals and schools. Twelve years of conflict in Syria have left families on the brink. Families who had already lost everything have just experienced another devasting blow. Children will need urgent support to access food, shelter and warm clothing to protect them against the elements.

Our teams in Türkiye and Syria are moving quickly to respond to the emergency, working with partner organisations to ensure children are getting the crucial support they need.

Our Children's Emergency Fund allows us to respond wherever the need is greatest. It helps us to reach children quickly with the essentials they need to survive.

Please donate to our Children's Emergency Fund and help children in crisis. 

Our Response.

In Türkiye, our emergency response team, in close coordination with the government and key stakeholders, is preparing to help children and families living in temporary facilities across impacted areas. We are providing hot meals to people sheltering in a sports stadium in Hatay.

Our teams on the ground will support affected communities with winterisation and emergency kits, including blankets and winter clothing to keep them warm in the freezing conditions.

In northern Syria, we are working closely with partner organisations to assess the scale of the damage to provide support that children desperately need as the situation becomes clearer.   

Please donate to our Children's Emergency Fund and help save lives.

How to Help.

Now children may be trapped in rubble, separated from their caregivers or unsure whether they will have a warm place to sleep tonight. Aftershocks are continuing, bringing further terror. These children need our immediate support.

Your donation to the Children's Emergency Fund enables us to respond to crises around the world, whether from conflict, climate change or natural disaster.

Right now, children are missing out on the futures they deserve due to the effects of inequality and other issues such as the climate crisis, conflict and poverty. Become a monthly donor, you can make a difference in their lives.

Donate to our Children's Emergency Fund and help children in countries like Türkiye and Syria.
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