Syria / Türkiye
+++ Breaking: On February 6, 2023, several earthquakes shook the Turkish-Syrian border region. Media report more than 50,000 dead and even more injured in both countries. The epicenter of the initial earthquake was in southeastern Türkiye near the border with northern Syria. The people now urgently need support. We are on the ground in the affected regions in Türkiye and Syria and are implementing emergency relief measures. Welthungerhilfe has already provided €1,000,000 in emergency aid for this purpose. +++ Syria's recent past is marked by oppression, violence and destruction. Since 1963, the country has been ruled autocratically. Demonstrations against the government in 2011 developed into a civil war, which continues to this day and has resulted in several hundred thousand deaths. Over 5.6 million have fled abroad, most of them to neighboring countries. About 6.7 million Syrians are displaced in their own country. Welthungerhilfe and its partners support people in Syria, Türkiye and Lebanon. This work is coordinated by the office in Gaziantep, Türkiye.