Two violent earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria on Monday 6 February 2023. The outcome has been devastating, with reports of over 41,000 deaths and thousands more people injured.

We fear that this number will only increase.

Families have lost everything as the disaster has destroyed homes and shattered countless lives.

Temperatures are currently plummeting, and snow is set to fall in the affected areas. The most vulnerable people have now been left without shelter – so we need to act quickly.

An Action Against Hunger staff member analyses the damage after the earthquake in Syria.

Save lives today

Our emergency teams are working flat out to get aid to affected communities in Turkey and Syria. A gift today can help make sure urgent, life-saving aid reaches communities as quickly as possible – here or around the world. Will you help?

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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 quickly as possible.

As part of our emergency response, we will:

  • give people winter essentials (including jackets, blankets, heaters and sleeping bags), food baskets, hot meals, medical supplies and hygiene kits – all the basics they’re now without
  • provide urgent medical care
  • distribute emergency shelters so people have a safe place to stay
  • reestablish clean water supplies to stop diseases like cholera spreading
  • set up mother-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.

Please note:Your donation will go towards our Emergency Response Fund, and be used to help families facing disaster, wherever the need is greatest.

Photo credit: © Elif Aysenur Bay / IHA Agency

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.