A 7.8 magnitude shallow depth earthquake has hit southern Türkiye claiming over 2,300 lives with this number expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue. The epicenter of what is now the worst earthquake to strike the country in nearly 100 years was near Gaziantep, a major city in southern Türkiye and home to millions of Syrian refugees. At least 120 aftershocks have been felt since then; further damaging thousands of homes and buildings and leaving countless people helpless in freezing winter weather.

HHRD is reaching out to you as we launch a $5 million appeal to help our brothers and sisters during this critical time.

Every moment counts and every dollar will save lives. Your quick action and support will help us provide immediate assistance with life-saving essentials.

Immediate needs include bottled water, hot meals and tea, tents, heaters, blankets, garments, first aid supplies, dry food provisions, and hygiene and other non-food items.

Image Source: Joint Research Center of the European Commission via BBC

(as posted on hhrd’s website)