The most severe earthquake in Turkey in the past 80 years has resulted in extensive damage in both Turkey and Syria. In Turkey, it has been reported that 2,818 buildings have been ruined. Meanwhile, in Syria, which has already suffered from over a decade of conflict, more than 300 people have lost their lives and thousands have been injured.
Eyewitness accounts from Aleppo describe a pile of concrete, steel rods, and clothing where a multi-story building once stood.
Over 7,000 individuals have been reported injured in the affected regions of Turkey, with many still trapped in the debris following the collapse of numerous residential buildings and infrastructure. Rescue efforts are underway in an effort to save lives.
The extent of the disaster is still uncertain as the situation develops, but what is clear is that there is a pressing need to act quickly to save lives. Please consider donating generously to the Turkey Syria Earthquake Appeal.