Thousands are reported to have been killed by the huge earthquake that hit Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria at around 4 am local time on 6 February. Millions of people across the region felt the earthquake, including in Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, and Egypt.
We are especially concerned for the safety and well-being of children who have lost their homes, those who are sleeping rough, and those who have been separated from their families. Please support us to reach the children affected by this disaster.
How will my donation help children?
In Syria, we are mobilising supplies and services to support the urgent needs of children and families. Whilst we are ready to support the response in Türkiye as and when requested by the Government.
Children face extra risks to their health without supplies of food and clean water. We are working round the clock to protect the health and welfare of children.
Please help us reach the children and families affected by this devastating earthquake. Donate to UNICEF today.
Donating by phone
If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 330 5699. For other ways you can donate please refer to our Donation FAQs.
Please donate today and help children affected by this devastating earthquake now.
For the first 6 months, your monthly gift will support children affected by the earthquake in Syria. After that, your donations will help keep children safe and healthy worldwide. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed what’s needed for the appeal, we will direct any excess funds to support our work to help keep children safe and healthy around the world.