More than 23,000 people have been killed and thousands more injured in a devastating earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria the morning of Monday, February 6.
One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in over a century, search and rescue teams are still finding bodies and estimate that thousands of residents will need immediate medical attention for their wounds.
The 7.8 magnitude quake had several aftershocks that continued to shake major city blocks, leaving many neighborhoods completely flattened. Turkey’s disaster bureau made an appeal for help from the international community as their relief teams continue to conduct emergency retrieval missions.
Send Relief is coordinating a response as the countries’ initial needs are assessed. Your gifts to our International Respond to Crisis Fund are vital to these efforts.