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WHAT HAPPENED IN TURKEY?
Powerful earthquakes have ravaged southern Turkey and northern Syria, killing thousands of people and flattening 11,000 buildings.
With 3 million people already displaced by the war, Syria is at breaking point. Families are facing harsh living conditions, freezing temperatures and diseases like cholera. They have faced the destruction of war, only to be hit again by these events.
ShelterBox’s emergency response team is in Turkey, developing partnerships and working out how we can get supplies to the affected regions.
We expect items such as thermal blankets and solar lights to be needed. We are also considering tents. Providing cash assistance could be an important element to this response too – giving people who have been left with nothing the flexibility to get what they need.
You can learn more and stay up to date with our response by visiting: www.shelterboxusa.org/turkey-earthquake
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Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster.
Shelter is so much more than just a roof. It’s the foundation for life, families and communities. It is a place to feel safe after days or weeks of fear. It offers protection from harsh weather, privacy, and helps to preserve dignity. It’s a space to heal from trauma.
Shelter and other essential items help people protect themselves from diseases like coronavirus and malaria.
Emergency shelter can also prevent communities from scattering. This means people stay connected and build resilience together.
When you don’t have to keep moving or worry about where to sleep at night, you can think about tomorrow. Items like tents, tarpaulins, tools, blankets, mosquito nets, cooking sets and water filters help to meet the most urgent needs, so you can start to earn a living, send children to school and rebuild your home.
Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, but a dry and warm place to sleep, prepare meals and be with your family is the vital first step.