7.8 Magnitude Earthquake in Turkiye

Earthquake in Turkey

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Oxfam and our local partners in Turkiye are in the midst of assessing and mobilizing humanitarian efforts to help those affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the area on 6 February 2023. The death toll is more than 1500, with thousands more injured. With figures on lost lives climbing and damage on infrastructure emerging, the scale and severity of the situation is slowly starting to emerge.

“It is a double tragedy for survivors having to cope too with the cold and who will be unable to sleep outside. It is horrifying to contemplate how people will even be able to cope, given that some areas are even now in snow.”  

Meryem Aslan
Oxfam spokesperson in Ankara

Oxfam is preparing to provide protection, water and sanitation, shelter and food support and in the longer-term rehabilitation and reconstruction. Right now we are assessing the type of immediate and longer-term support that is needed.

Together with local partners, we will reach areas most affected, specifically Southern Turkiye and North West Syria. 

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