Türkiye-Syria Crisis Appeal

Your support in 2023
Our initial assessment team on February 7, 2023
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Distributing relief supplies on February 15

In partnership with local organizations with established networks in each country,
Good Neighbours is providing long-term support in both Türkiye and Syria.

Your contribution will facilitate the provision of long-term redevelopment and community support, a well as ensure access to critical necessities like shelter, clean water and healthcare.

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Relief supplies distribution in Yahya Kemal, Dulkadiroglu, Kahramanmaras_1

Survivors of the Kahramanmaraş Earthquake receiving emergency resources

Arslanbey, Kahramanmaras on February 16, 2023

The most destructive earthquake in years

On Monday, February 6, 2023, an earthquake graded at 7.8 on the Richter scale struck near the border of Türkiye and Syria.

It is one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the Levant, and the deadliest earthquake worldwide since the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The earthquake is estimated to have caused US$84.1 billion worth of damage, making it one of the costliest natural disasters ever recorded.


There have been over 46,000 fatalities and 88,500 injuries in Türkiye and Syria*.

We need your support to keep the survivors safe.

*AFAD Press Bulletin about the Earthquake in Kahramanmaraş

Existing local tensions intersect to
risk further harm to survivors

This region is already home to a large population of vulnerable individuals, as a result of more than a decade of conflict. Although Good Neighbours Canada and community partners have united to provided support to families in Türkiye and Syria, the civil unrest is contributing to a challenging environment for providing relief. A lack of available food, water, and vital resources is causing tension among local people, triggering violence and further harm.

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A child unattended in Kahramanmaraş on February 15, 2023

Collapsed buildings and damaged roads have even left children and families defenceless against freezing temperatures, risking hypothermia among survivors yet to be rehoused.

Our fundraising goal is $30,000, and we still have a long way to go.

Please spread the word to friends, family, and anyone else you know who might be interested in supporting our Turkish and Syrian neighbours in need.

Thank you for your cooperation and generosity in giving to aid those in need. Our thoughts go out to families shocked by the loss of loved ones, individuals in search of rescue responses, and all those who are affected by the uncertainty surrounding this dangerous earthquake.

We are a Canadian registered charity (Registration Number: 72273 2922 RR0001), therefore donations are eligible for a tax receipt, issued to the donor’s email. Changes and cancellations can be made anytime. Donors have the options of creating a donor account, powered by CanadaHelps DMS, to update information online. If you prefer to speak to our team, you can reach us at 1 (833) 614-GOOD (4663).

Thank you for supporting us!


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