On February 6, two earthquakes hit southeast Türkiye and northwest Syria. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that hit the region is one of the strongest to hit the area in more than 100 years. More than 1000 aftershocks occurred before another 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the region again on February 20. Thousands have been reported dead, injured, or stranded.

For information for people affected by the earthquake please visit the website of the German Federal Foreign Office

To help IOM provide urgent relief items, including shelter, winter clothing, mobile heaters, and blankets to those in need, please donate via IOM Emergency Response page. 

In Germany you can support the people affected by the earthquake in Syria and Türkiye through the German-Syrian Association and the Turkish Red Crescent.