6.2 million children have been impacted by the earthquakes that hit Türkiye and Syria in February.
Families are still trying to piece their lives back together. Children’s homes, hospitals and schools have been reduced to rubble. Many are living in overcrowded camps or shelters, without enough food, safe water, toilets or washing facilities.
The emotional impact of this crisis continues to take its toll on children, with many unable to sleep and showing signs of stress and anxiety.
For families in Syria, the earthquakes were another devastating blow after twelve years of conflict.
Children still need urgent support to access food, shelter and healthcare. They need to get to back to learning. They need emotional support to come to terms with what’s happened, help to be reunited with families, and protection from the increased risks of violence, exploitation and abuse.
Our teams in Türkiye and Syria are working with partner organisations around the clock to respond to the emergency and 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.
We’re responding in both Türkiye and Syria, working alongside partners to support children and their families in the hardest hit areas.
We are providing hot meals, toiletries, temporary shelters, school supplies and other household essentials. We’re repairing damaged schools and setting up safe spaces for children to play, learn and receive emotional support. We’re giving families cash so they can buy food, medicines and other essentials and rebuild livelihoods.
This crisis is far from over. Many children are still separated from their families and unable to access essential services, like schools and health centres. More support is needed to help them piece their lives back together.
Your donation to the Children's Emergency Fund enables us to respond quickly to support children living Syria and Türkiye, and othercrises around the world caused by 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.