14-year-old Ela stands in the doorway of her temporary accommodation. Her family are in the background.
14-year-old Ela stands in the doorway of her temporary accommodation. Her family are in the background.

and Syria
earthquakes appeal

Donation types. Monthly or Single
Donation amounts, monthly.
Donation amounts, single.
Water purification tablets

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

A smiling nurse hands over a cup of therapeutic milk to a mother.

£10 could help train a primary health providers in child and adolescent focused mental health and psychosocial support

Emergency first aid kit including supplies

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

A young man carries a UNICEF-branded emergency box.

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

A girl in pink clothing sits at her desk with her pen in her hand.

£32 could help support one child to access skills development programmes that would help them acquire social and emotional skills in school and other settings

An open school-in-a-box 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.

One year on from the earthquakes in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria, children are still recovering.

On 6 February 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and several strong aftershocks struck Türkiye and Syria. Millions of people were affected.

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

Children and families are still recovering from these devastating earthquakes and continue to face exposure to the elements, disruption to education and mental health difficulties associated with the emergency. 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 donate to help us reach the children affected by this disaster.

How will my donation help children?

In the aftermath of the earthquakes, UNICEF mobilised supplies and services to support the urgent needs of children and families in affected regions as part of our Türkiye and Syria earthquake appeal.

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.

Throughout the winter and where possible, we supported vulnerable children and families with cash assistance to access winter supplies, and elsewhere supplying winter clothes, blankets and other critical supplies to stay safe and warm.

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 – Since the beginning of the response more than 31,700 people have been provided with health and nutrition supplies. And we have screened over 61,000 children under 5 for malnutrition in North West Syria.
  • Safe water & hygiene – we have rehabilitated water and sewage networks to provide access to safe drinking water to over 800,000 people.
  • Child wellbeing – we have provided mental health and psychosocial support to over 217,000 children.
  • Education – in the aftermath of the earthquakes we set up temporary learning spaces and delivered education supplies for more than 131,000 children.

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.
  • Child wellbeing – Over 140,000 children have received psychological first aid.
  • Education – We provided 27,000 children in earthquake affected areas with essential stationary and learning materials.
  • Vaccination – UNICEF helped provide more than 1.3 million earthquake affected children with access to immunisation services.

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

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.

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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