MSF treated more than 200 patients in Idlib within the first hours of the first earthquake. The teams activated an immediate response based on their emergency preparedness plan. MSF has increased bed capacity in our medical facilities by adding tents where needed.
Throughout the region, houses and buildings have been destroyed, leaving thousands homeless and without basic necessities. MSF has distributed food and blankets to more than 500 families in reception centres in Afrin. We distributed more than 450 kits, including hygiene items, kitchen and winter kits, and blankets in Jindires and to families in reception centres in Azaz, Mare’ and surrounding villages.
MSF teams are assessing needs in the most affected areas of southern Türkiye. We are ready to provide assistance and to mobilize our emergency capacities, as we were not working inside the country before the earthquake.
This is only possible because of donations from people like you. By giving to our general fund today, you will be helping ensure we can respond to emergencies around the world, including to the earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye.
The massive consequences of this disaster will require an equally massive international response. People urgently need shelter, food, blankets, clothes, heating materials, hygiene kits, and medical assistance – including access to mental health support.
For Syrians living in the earthquake zone, this is a catastrophe layered on top of crisis after crisis. People have endured more than a decade of war, an economic crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic and a recent cholera outbreak.
For the latest on MSF's response to the earthquake as information becomes available, please visit doctorswithoutborders.ca. To support our teams around the world, please donate today.
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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)