child stands amid the rubble of a collapsed building in Syria after the Turkyie-Syria earthquakes
child stands amid the rubble of a collapsed building in Syria after the Turkyie-Syria earthquakes

and Syria
earthquakes appeal

Water purification tablets

£5 a month could provide 1,786 water purification tablets to purify water in emergency situations.

£14 a month could provide 2 sturdy water buckets to help families collect and store clean water.

Emergency first aid kit including supplies

£32 a month could provide a large first aid kit for a health worker.

£27 could provide an emergency shelter kit for one family, helping to protect children and keep them warm and safe.

Your donation could provide a family with a month's worth of clean water and sanitation supplies, protecting them from deadly diseases and helping them to maintain basic hygiene.

£39 could provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit.

£68 could provide school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency.

Sorry, we can only process donations of £1 and above due to admin costs.

Sorry, the maximum value for setting up a monthly gift online is £1000. If you’d like to make a larger monthly gift please reach out to our Supporter Care team who will be able to assist you.

If you’re trying to make a one-off donation, please click on the “Single” button above.

Thousands have been killed by the huge earthquakes that hit Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria. Donate now to help children affected by the earthquakes.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria at around 4 am local time on 6 February. Millions of people have been severely affected.

Aftershocks were felt throughout the day, including two further earthquakes of 6.5 and 7.5 magnitude.

On 20 February another earthquake of 6.3 magnitude was felt in Hatay, southern Türkiye. More people have been injured or killed, and more buildings have collapsed

We are especially concerned for the safety and well-being of children who have lost their homes, those who are sleeping rough in freezing temperatures, and those who have been separated from their families.

Please donate to help us reach the children affected by this disaster.

Cranes are used during rescue operations in northern Syria after the Turkyie-Syria earthquakes

Jableh district, Syria. Cranes are used during rescue operations, following the earthquake that hit the area on 6 February.

How will my donation help children?

We have mobilised supplies and services to support the urgent needs of children and families affected by the earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye. We are working with partners to identify unaccompanied children and reunite them with family.

In Syria, we are working to ensure access to clean water and nutrition, and seeking to secure children’s safety and wellbeing. While in Türkiye, we have mobilised vital emergency supplies and ensured access to safe spaces for children and families.

Our response in Syria

Because we had supplies in Syria, we were able to reach people affected with key life-saving supplies within 48 hours of the earthquake. This included hygiene kits, drinking water and high energy biscuits.

  • Health & nutrition – 31,500 people have been provided with health and nutrition supplies. And we have screened 7,900 children under 5 for malnutrition
  • Safe water & hygiene – we have provided access to safe drinking water and sanitation to 200,000 people
  • Child wellbeing – 18,000 children, parents, and caregivers have received psychological first aid
  • Education – we are setting up temporary learning spaces and supplying education supplies for 50,000 children. And we are assessing 221 schools for immediate repairs

Our response in Türkiye (Turkey)

  • Critical supplies – Over 132,000 children now have access to critical supplies, including winter clothing, hygiene kits and electric heaters
  • Shelter – 107 youth centres and dormitories have been converted into temporary accommodation
  • Child wellbeing – Over 3,200 children have received psychological first aid
  • Education – we are working with our partners to develop a plan to get children back into the classroom

Please help us reach the children and families affected by these devastating earthquakes. Donate today to our Türkiye and Syria earthquake appeal.

Family in northwestern Syria stands in front of rubble after the turkiye-syria earthquakes.

Jableh district, Syria. A family stands near the ruins of their house, which was destroyed by the devastating earthquake that hit their city.

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.

For the first 6 months, your monthly gift will support children affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and 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.

From midday on 4 May 2023 until midday on 11 June 2023 all the money generously donated to UNICEF UK fundraising appeals will be celebrated in our Soccer Aid annual totaliser. Your donation will still go to the Turkiye and Syria appeal helping our vital work responding to the earthquakes.

Soccer Aid for UNICEF is the world’s biggest celebrity football match, broadcast on ITV1, supporting our amazing work around the world.

Donating Items and Volunteering

We’re currently not accepting any items for the emergency appeal. These kind offers are really appreciated, but any donated items will need to be sorted, cleaned and transported which could impact our response, so please consider making a monetary donation instead to our emergency appeals.

We’re not currently sending any volunteers to Türkiye or Syria.

The best way you can help support our emergency work in Türkiye and Syria is to donate money to the appeal. Please give what you can, your donations will help us to protect children in Türkiye and Syria.

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