Türkiye / Syria Earthquake February 2023

The death toll has exceeded 21,000 in Türkiye and north-west Syria as of 10 February. The GNC team (both technical and coordination arms) established direct communication with coordinators in both Demascus and Gazientep. Coordinators in both locations have asked partners to collect available information on the impact in respective operational areas as soon as possible.

We will update this page regularly with more information on how the GNC and partners are responding, including support available.

The Situation

On 6 February, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck southern Türkiye at 4:17 am. This is Türkiye's most powerful earthquake recorded since 1939. At least 78 aftershocks have been reported followed by a second earthquake of 7.5 magnitude at 13:24 with the epicenter in Ekinozu/Kahramanmaras province. Tremors were reportedly felt in Gaziantep and neighboring provinces. The Government of Türkiye has since issued a Level 4 alarm, calling for international assistance.

The earthquake also heavily impacted north-west Syria, a region where 4.1 million people depend on humanitarian assistance today. The majority are women and children. At this time, Syrian communities are simultaneously hit with an on-going cholera outbreak and harsh winter events including heavy rain and snow over the weekend.

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