Emergency aid for children and families in Syria
On February 6, 2023, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria. Thousands of people have died and tens of thousands more have been injured in this unthinkable tragedy. Families were torn apart in the blink of an eye.
Snow and sub-zero temperatures have hampered rescue efforts, and many survivors remain outside in fear of structural damage from aftershocks.
We’re relieved that the children in our care, the families we support and our staff in Syria are safe, and that their homes and schools are undamaged. But the trauma sustained from this horrific event can impact survivors for years to come.
SOS Children’s Villages is on the ground in Syria, tirelessly delivering emergency aid to children and families who have lost everything. We are assessing the most pressing needs and deploying urgent support where it is needed most.