Two powerful earthquakes have struck Turkey and Syria in the space of 12 hours.
The first earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude hit south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border and the second one struck four kilometres outside Ekinozu in central Turkey.
Over 5,000 people have died so far in Turkey and Syria, and more than 20,000 people have been injured and displaced.
Major buildings have collapsed and the numbers are expected to rise as the search for survivors continues in both countries.
Right now, rescuers are racing to save people trapped beneath the rubble, and get shelter and support to those who have lost their homes or are afraid to return inside.
Islamic Relief teams are on the ground right now responding to the disaster in both Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria.
Their teams are providing emergency medical assistance, shelter and cash grants to enable those worst affected to meet their immediate needs. In Syria, their priorities will be providing health and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics, as well as blankets and tents for those made homeless by the quake.
You can donate to Islamic Relief’s Türkiye Syria Earthquake Appeal on their website.
The British Red Cross, part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, is raising funds which will go to its sister charity the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC).
The Turkish Red Crescent has launched a crisis response operation and mobilised teams in more than 10 regions across the country, while the Syrian Arab Red Crescent is delivering assistance and support to those in need in the regions of Hama, Aleppo and Lattakia.
Together, the British Red Cross and Turkish Red Crescent are providing emergency first aid and evacuating people to safety.
You can donate to the British Red Cross Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal on their website.
Oxfam has launched an appeal to support people affected by this disaster.
Their teams in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria are working with partner organisations to assess the types of immediate and longer-term support that are needed to help people in the aftermath of Monday’s devastating earthquakes.
The emergency response is expected to include water and sanitation, shelter and food support as well as longer-term rehabilitation and reconstruction.
Any donation, big or small, matters right now.
You can donate to the Oxfam Turkey and Syria Earthquake Appeal on their website.
The DEC are also launching an emergency Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal.
Immediate priorities are medical treatment for the injured, shelter for those who have lost their homes, heating in safe spaces, blankets, warm clothes, and ensuring people have food and clean water.
You can donate to the DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal on their website.
ActionAid will be responding with shelter, food, medical aid, warm clothing, heaters and cash for those who have lost their homes and are out on the streets.
You can donate to the ActionAid Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal on their website.
Save The Children’s teams are on the ground in the region and ready to respond.
Homes, buildings and essential infrastructure have been destroyed and children will need urgent support to access food, shelter and warm clothing.
In any crisis, we know that children are always the most at risk. The Children’s Emergency Fund enables Save The Children to respond to crises around the world, whether from conflict, climate change or natural disaster.
You can donate to the Save the Children’s Emergency Fund on their website.