Emergency Humanitarian Relief for Earthquake Victims
On Monday, February 6, a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit the southeast of Türkiye, just miles from the city of Gaziantep and Northwest Syria, followed by a significant 7.5 magnitude aftershock in the Kahramanmaras province.
The Syrian Emergency Task Force has been operating on the ground in Northwest Syria and Southern Turkey for over 10 years. Within moments of the disaster strike, we were able to connect with our networks on the ground to determine where the need was greatest. Millions of people in Northwest Syria are unfortunately out of reach of UN assistance.
In response to this unimaginable tragedy, the Syrian Emergency Task Force has multiple teams facilitating the distribution of crucial emergency aid, funds, and supplies to earthquake victims and first responders in Northwest Syria and Southern Turkey.
SETF has humanitarian programs operating in the disaster-affected areas of Gaziantep, Idlib, and Aleppo countryside which are currently being used as emergency assistance relief centers in their communities. SETF is raising funds to supply our programs with essential supplies during freezing weather, including water, tents, food, blankets, and medicine. Every penny of this emergency campaign will go directly to these needs.
Further, SETF is committed to pushing our partners to allocate greater aid for Northwest Syria and reminding the world of the suffering of the Syrian people.