Syria and Turkey Earthquake


More than 7,900 people have been killed and tens of thousands injured after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, according to officials.

The World Health Organization estimates up to 23 million people could be affected by the earthquake. The situation is particularly dire in Syria, where the UN says nearly 70% of the population needed humanitarian assistance before the quake — an issue that has only been compounded by the tragedy.

Thousands of buildings collapsed in both countries and there are significant concerns for northwestern Syria, where more than 4 million people were already relying on humanitarian assistance.

Donating to our Rapid Response Emergency Fund enables us to respond quickly when an emergency like the Syrian-Turkey earthquake strikes.

Your donation will be sent directly to our partner, the ACT Alliance.

ACT Alliance is a global faith-based coalition operating in more than 120 countries. With more than 140 members, ACT Alliance is well placed to effectively deliver humanitarian aid through its local partners on the ground. Currently, Anglican Overseas Aid is working through the ACT Alliance to implement humanitarian assistance in Ukraine and to those seeking refuge in adjacent countries. 

If you would like to respond to the emergency in Syria and Turkey, you can donate securely online now by clicking on the button below and select option

2. Rapid Response Emergency Fund.

or using these details.

Call: free from anywhere in Australia on: 1800 249 880

Post: Anglican Overseas Aid
Rapid Response Emergency Fund
PO Box 389
Abbotsford, VIC 3067

A Prayer for the People of Syria and Turkey

We pray for the people of Central Turkey and North West Syria, whose lives have been devastated by the earthquake.

Be present, O Lord, our Good Shepherd, to bring comfort, relief, shelter and human kindness. Shield the people who suffer, console those who are bereaved, prosper the provision of relief, strengthen the work of emergency teams, and shine your light and hope in the midst of despair, and .

We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


Courtesy of The Anglican Parish of Europe