Earthquake in Türkiye, ERDO Responds | ERDO Skip to main content
Ongoing Crisis

Earthquake in Türkiye & Syria

On February 6th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in southeast Türkiye near the Syrian border. A second 7.5 magnitude earthquake occured and there have been over 100 aftershocks which continued causing damage. According to the BBC, it is estimated there are already over 42,000 casualties, making this Türkiye and Syria’s biggest disaster in 100 years.

Those who are safe have no water or electricity. Families are sleeping in the streets or in their cars as it is too dangerous to return inside. Roads are clogged with people trying to leave their city, find family members and get help.

ERDO is working with trusted local partners who have been responding since day one.

Just a few hours after the earthquake, our partners sent out emergency dispatch vehicles including:

  • Mobile hygiene trucks to bring families needed aid
  • Search & Rescue vehicles to pick up casualties of the earthquake
  • A mobile oven, to bring emergency food to families

We are providing food and hygiene kits to a further 380 earthquake survivors. However, weather conditions are an issue, with cold and snow impacting our partners’ ability to respond. Relief materials like blankets, clean water, tents, winter clothes and emergency food are needed.

We are asking for your urgent prayers for the families impacted and for our responding partners.


Read More

Helping Families in Turkey

February 27, 2023

It’s been 21 days since the earthquake. In spite of all our work and all of the support, in some affected areas it looks and feels like the earthquake just happened yesterday.

Read Full Story

Flooding in Türkiye

March 23, 2023

The response is Türkiye is growing by leaps and bounds, despite recent and devestating flooding. ERDO is partnering with First Hope to shelter families, feed the hungry, and do so much more!

Read Full Story