The earthquake that hit southern Turkey and northern Syria in early February caused widespread devastation. At least 58,000 men, women and children died. Homes, hospitals and schools were destroyed. Lives were changed forever.
The situation was particularly grim in northwest Syria, which was already struggling with the impact of more than 12 years of war. The region already had over four million people in need of aid before the earthquake struck, including nearly 2 million people living in camps after being displaced by the conflict.
In the days that followed the earthquake, Christian Aid’s local partners were on the ground in northwest Syria supporting relief efforts. Over the past six months they have reached more than 60,000 people in northwest Syria and another 5,000 people in southern Turkey.