In the early hours of 6 February, two powerful earthquakes struck southern Türkiye and northern Syria, devastating entire sections of cities and towns while people were sleeping.
Over 50,000 people have died, and 2.7 million people in Türkiye and at least 53,0000 families in Syria have been displaced. Many are residing in temporary settlements, which increases the risk of disease. Families need food, basic items such as hygiene kits and clothes, shelters, and mental health support. We must act now.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. All donations are in Australian Dollars.
Should the funds raised for this appeal exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of our projects in Türkiye and Syria, Baptist World Aid Australia will use the excess funds to help others in emergency situations around the world.
Baptist World Aid is proud to be part of the Emergency Action Alliance, alongside 14 other Australian humanitarian aid organisations. Together, we are maximising our impact, so we can provide funds in the most effective way.