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Islamic Relief

Emergency Earthquake Appeal

2 major earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and 7.4 struck central Türkiye and northwest Syria. Thousands have been killed and millions are in need of humanitarian assistance. Islamic Relief teams are responding on the ground now.
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On Monday February 6th at 4.17am, a massive magnitude 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Southern Türkiye followed by a subsequent 7.4 quake and hundreds of aftershocks

There have so far been:

- More than 21,000 deaths

- 60,000+ Injured

- 17 million+ people are in need of humanitarian assistance

Earthquake Appeal Update from IR Staff in Turkiye and Syria

"People are afraid to stay in their homes, because of continuing aftershocks. Those who have cars are staying in them with their families. Those who do not have cars, burn wood and other items to stay warm, or went to the mosque. A lot of mosques have been destroyed, Islamic Relief teams are struggling to find places to pray, that's how many mosques have been destroyed."

"In Syria, the number of deaths is lower but the capacity to help is less too. Many Islamic Relief staff members have lost members of their family as well with some staff still missing themselves. IR Syria teams are still working to free people from collapsed buildings themselves with people screaming underneath the rubble. The team has also run out of body bags and are having to prepare mass graves."


£50 can provide vital medical supplies to hospitals in Turkiye

£80 can provide a cash grant for a family to purchase essentials in an emergency

£168 can provide two families with shelter in an emergency

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Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity that aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, it promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender.

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