Aid for
Earthquake victims

Early on Monday morning, 6 February, two strong earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 hit Turkey and northwestern Syria. An aftershock (RS 6.3) shook southern Turkey near the Syrian border two weeks later. It was the worst natural disaster in the region in the last 100 years: over 50,000 people lost their lives, an estimated 23 million are affected, the humanitarian situation is catastrophic and will continue for a long time.

Severe damages in affected provinces

Affected people receive essential goods, food and non-food items, here in Gaziantep, Turkey. © Solidar Suisse

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