Since February 6, 2023, Türkiye and Syria have experienced a series of massive earthquakes. These and thousands of aftershocks (over 9,000) caused significant destruction, claiming more than 53,300 lives.
The United Nations estimates about 1.5 million people were left homeless and are presently taking refuge in temporary shelters, hotels, public facilities, or still on the streets. At least 80,000 injured people are reported to be hospitalized. The Turkish government reported 173,000 buildings have so far been recorded as collapsed or severely damaged.
Within a short period after the initial quakes, CRI had a team on the ground. The team conducted strategic meetings with local contacts and established a base in Iskenderun, from which we have operated since early February.
CRI has partnered with local churches to support them in their efforts to deliver life-saving supplies. In addition, our teams have been very busy helping assemble/build temporary shelters for families and distribute boxes filled with food, hygiene products, goodies for the children, and other needful items to families in desperate need.
Wave 4 is on the ground now, and Wave 5 will follow next week. We still have room on Waves 6 & 8.
If you are interested in joining one of our teams, please click on an available trip or wave date below for detailed information and to apply.
Disaster response work in Turkey continues with the deployment of tents, temporary shelters, food, and supplies. This is a life-or-death situation and one of the biggest disasters in modern times. Donate here.
We have been on the ground in Turkey for one week. Here is a snapshot of all the projects and areas we have been working in. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. www.criout.com
Relief Kitchen Set Up – Ground Zero Antakya, Turkey
The CRI Team establishes a place of hope in Antakya, Turkey. We have come alongside a local church to help them be a light and beacon of hope in their community.
Food Relief Operations update 2/18/23
Food and supplies going to the front line in Turkey.
CBN News covers CRI’s relief work in Turkey.
Turkey Earthquake Deployment Update
Turkey Relief Wave 4
The Rhythm of Weeping
At Ground Zero 2/17
Indescribable Destruction in Turkey
Supplies going to the front lines
Sean Malone announces Turkey relief deployment plans (Briefing 2)
A Helping Hand
Rebuilding homes and lives in Turkey
Providing shelter for the people of Türkiye
Turkey Earthquake Relief – Briefing 1