The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sending an initial shipment of food, clothes, blankets, medical supplies, medicines, shelters, water and sanitation kits, and other items to victims of the February 6 earthquakes (7.8 and 7.6 magnitude) in Türkiye and Syria.
This important work is being done in collaboration with several relief organizations who have a long-standing presence on the ground in the two countries. Additional organizations are quickly being reviewed to expand the reach of Church funds.
The immediate aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria is only the beginning of a long healing process. As is the case everywhere it has a presence, the Church of Jesus Christ seeks to meet the long-term needs of people affected by disasters. The faith is committed to helping Turks and Syrians emotionally, physically, and spiritually recover and rebuild their societies.
Read more about the Europe Central Area Presidency and Emergency Response Committee’s efforts and Church-wide invitations to help on the Church Newsroom (UK).