It’s been one year since massive earthquakes hit southern Türkiye and northern Syria, yet families are still struggling to recover.
The earthquakes compounded preexisting humanitarian needs as a result of conflict, refugee and economic crises in Syria and Türkiye - 17.9 million people, including 6.2 million children saw their lives affected.
Families are still trying to piece their lives back together. Children’s homes, hospitals and schools were reduced to rubble and many are still displaced, living in temporary shelters.
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, if losing family members, neighbours, friends, their home, and their schools wasn’t enough, the recent escalation in violence since October and the everlasting impact of nearly 13 years of conflict, continues to devastate children's lives.
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. We are providing children with the essentials they could not fit in a bag: their security, their education, their rights.
Your donations allows us to respond wherever the need is greatest. It helps us to reach children quickly with the essentials they need to survive.
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 enables us to respond quickly to support children living Syria and Türkiye, and other crises 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. By becoming a donor, you can make a difference in their lives.