Two violent earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria in February 2023, leaving devastation in their wake. More than 56,000 people were killed, and around 300,000 buildings were destroyed.

One year after the earthquakes, access to essential services such as clean water, sanitation, and healthcare remain a major concern. People’s livelihoods and access to food have been severely disrupted, with many affected by mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder.

Together, we must help communities rebuild.

A woman sits with her son in front of a tent in Jenderes, Syria on 10 February 2023

People in Turkey and Syria need your help

The road to recovery may be long. But with the support of people like you, we’re helping families in Turkey and Syria rebuild their lives and create a brighter future for themselves and their children.

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How is Action Against Hunger responding?

Our emergency teams  – including nutrition, clean water, and healthcare experts – are in Turkey and Syria right now. They’re working with our local partners to help people as much as possible.

As part of our emergency response so far, we have:

  • provide urgent medical care
  • reestablish clean water supplies to stop diseases like cholera spreading
  • set up baby-friendly spaces
  • provide mental health support and counselling
  • give people cash so they can buy anything they need

By donating today you can help save the lives of those devastated by the earthquakes. And you can help families who have lost everything: their homes, their livelihoods, their loved ones.

Put simply, you can be there for people when they need it most.

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Photo credits: Burak Kara/Getty Images (top image), Karam Al-Masri/DEC (second image)

About us

A boy is screened for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger treatment centre in Mali.

We save the lives of malnourished children and support their families to beat hunger.

What we stand for

An Action Against Hunger health worker in Mali.

At all times, our aim is to save the lives of vulnerable people affected by hunger.