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09th Feb 2023

How you can help those affected by the Turkey-Syria earthquake

Kat O'Connor

The death toll has passed 15,000 following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

The Irish public has been asked to support those affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake has claimed over 15,000 lives in Turkey and Syria, but rescue missions are continuing.

Rescuers are desperately trying to save people trapped under the rubble.

Irish humanitarian aid organisations are also doing everything they can to support those affected by this tragedy.

Dóchas, the Irish network for international development and humanitarian organisations, has shared a list of organisations the Irish public can support during this devastating time.

You can help those affected by the earthquake by donating to the charities below:

Action Aid

Oxfam Ireland


Concern Worldwide


Christian Aid Ireland

World Vision Ireland

Irish Red Cross

Plan International Ireland


Dóchas CEO, Jane-Ann McKenna said people need essential items urgently.

People need basic supplies like food, water, and clothes following the deadly earthquake.

“Temperatures in the region are below zero overnight. People are still trapped, and many have been left without shelter.”

People also need blankets, hygiene and sanitary products, and medical items.

There are also major concerns for those most vulnerable, including children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and those with health conditions.

Donating to the organisations above will help the people of Turkey and Syria get the essential help they need.

We’re keeping those affected by the devastating earthquake in our thoughts during this time.

You can find out other ways to support the people of Turkey and Syria here.