Turkey-Syria Earthquake Rapid Response
Two consecutive earthquakes have devastated parts of southern Turkey (officially known as Türkiye) and northern Syria, causing unimaginable hardships for families already affected by years of war. More than 50,000 people have died, and millions more have lost everything.
Our local partners are urgently providing life-saving support of food, medicine, and shelter to children and families affected by this heartbreaking event. These organisations are most effective at having the biggest impact for children and families who are in need of immediate support.
If you’re looking to support children affected by this horrific disaster, please consider donating to Street Child. We guarantee that 100% of your donation will be passed on, as quickly as possible, to impressive local organisations making a difference on the ground.
Street Child's network of local partners means that despite these challenges we are already on the ground, in the hardest hit areas of Aleppo and Idlib (also known as Idleb as below), and are making a significant impact to the lives of those affected.
Our partners Orange, Amal, Takaful al Sham and Violet have been working around the clock to protect those survivors who have lost everything. As a direct result of your support, through our network of partners we have reached over 16,250 people in North West Syria with food, shelter and child protection activities. We have also been able to set up two recreational spaces and learnings hubs in the camps for those who have been displaced.
The map above shows the worst affected areas in Syria. The black pins are where Street Child is responding.
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Street Child are working with grassroots, frontline charities – like Orange and Amal – who are best placed to make decisions on where funding is most needed and can make the biggest impact, working around the clock to protect those survivors who lost everything.
By partnering with local organisations on the ground, Street Child are able to deploy funds very quickly, putting your donation in the hands of local organisations within days.
Street Child are focusing our efforts in Syria, in line with our goal of going where the gap between need and aid is greatest. However, our Rapid Response is not limited to Syria and we are also co-ordinating with local partners in Turkey in order to assess needs and respond in the way which will make the biggest possible impact.
Whilst the earthquake did not recognise borders, the aid effort is a different story. News coverage has begun to highlight the lack of international support for North West Syria, where many feel abandoned by relief efforts. Street Child has been focusing on an active, rapid response in the hardest hit areas of the North West.
Street Child has an active response with local partners who are operating in the hardest hit areas and are making a significant impact to the lives of those affected by the earthquake. Partnering with local organisations means Street Child are able to deploy funds very quickly, putting your donation in the hands of local organisations within days.
Street Child’s focus will remain on providing life-saving relief and commencing protection programming for the thousands of vulnerable children.
Street Child are reaching over 7,000 people with temporary shelters, clean water, warm meals, ready to eat food packages and blankets. We have also been able to set up two recreational spaces and learnings hubs in the camps for those who have been displaced.
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Whilst we appreciate all offers of support, we aren’t accepting physical donations such as food and clothing. Cash allows local organisations to source goods locally, directing assistance to where it is most needed and reduces pressure on heavily damaged transportation routes.