Following the earthquake in Turkey (officially known as Türkiye) and Syria, we have launched an emergency appeal.
On Monday at 4:17am local time a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Türkiye (Turkey) near the city of Gaziantep, devastating parts of Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria. It was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks.
Then at 13:24 local time, a second earthquake (M7.5) hit the Elbistan district around 80 miles north of Gaziantep.
Reports suggest that over 11,000 have been killed as hundreds of buildings collapsed, and many thousands more injured. These figures continue to rise.
Right now, rescuers are racing to save people in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria who are trapped beneath the rubble, and get shelter and support to those who have lost their homes or are afraid to return inside.