Turkey/Syria Earthquake: ADRA Update 2

Turkey/Syria Earthquake: ADRA Update 2

By Catherine Anthony Boldeau, ADRA-UK

On Monday, 20 February, two weeks after two devastating earthquakes killed thousands of people in Turkey and Syria, an aftershock of 6.3 magnitude struck Turkey's southern Hatay province near the Syrian border. 

ADRA staff are on the ground and continue to work in these challenging conditions. 

Let's give you an update:

  • Thanks to your generous donations, ADRA-UK has raised nearly £100,000 for the emergency.
  • Since the beginning of the emergency, ADRA has reached 14,400 individuals (8,900 in Aleppo and 5,500 in Latakia) by aiding with food, hygiene, protection and drinking water.

In addition to this, in Latakia, ADRA visited an institute that they are considering for use as a temporary shelter.  The building needs general plumbing maintenance (water taps, toilets, and showers), a water tank for a clean water supply, and electric cables for lighting and heating. 

In Aleppo, ADRA has identified three non-functional schools which could serve as mid-term collective shelters.  However, these schools need refurbishing – replacement doors, aluminium windows, painting, electrical work, debris removal, provision and installation of water tanks and rehabilitation of the basements' water and sanitation and hygiene systems. 

Please continue to give generously to help us to help the people of Turkey and Syria.  You can donate on our website,, click on the link for the appeal to donate directly here: or use our unique QR code:

For further updates on the work that ADRA is doing on the ground in Turkey and Syria, please go to our website or our social media platforms:




Please note that the Turkey/Syria Appeal will close on 6 March 2023.  Any donations received after this date will go to our Emergency Fund.