Earthquake response arrives: People in Syria and Türkiye receive assistance
Our colleagues provide people in Syria and Türkiye with food, hygiene articles, winter clothing and tents.
The devastating earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria have left many people in need of urgent support. Many have lost their homes and need safe shelter. There is also a lack of food, drinking water, hygiene products and warm clothing to endure the dangerous cold.
WHH’s response in Syria: Distribution of bread, tents and warm clothes
Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is on the ground and, together with local partner organizations, is providing people with essential relief supplies.
In northwestern Syria, where the earthquakes compounded the effects of years of civil war, WHH is focused on lifesaving and sustaining assistance to the most affected people. In cooperation with our partner organizations SARD, SHAFAK and PAC, we are distributing bread, ready-made meals, tents and blankets, as well as hygiene items, warm clothes and fuel to people in the Idlib and Aleppo Governorates. WHH is also aiding the construction of emergency shelters, latrines and water tanks.
WHH response in Gaziantep, Hatay and Diyabakır provinces in Türkiye
In the Hatay, Gaziantep and Diyabakır provinces of Türkiye, WHH has procured emergency response kits for distribution to 9,000 individuals, with the aid of our partners Leader Women association and AFAD. In the Hatay and Diyarbakır provinces, these kits include ready-made meals, water hygiene items, winter clothing and tents. In Gaziantep, we are distributing ready-made meals, baby diapers, hygiene products and other household items. In addition, a women's cooperative supported by Welthungerhilfe has set up a crisis center with a large soup kitchen. Every day, the cooperative is distributing up to 3,000 meals there.
People in the affected regions urgently need support. Help us to support these people with further essential relief supplies.