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Turkey-Syria earthquake

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the devastating earthquake that has struck southern Turkey, devastating parts of Turkey and Syria.

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Over 11,000 people have lost their lives in the aftermath of an earthquake in south-eastern Turkey on Monday.

Affecting areas in both Syria and Turkey, the World Health Organisation has indicated that the final death toll could reach 20,000. Rescue efforts are ongoing, with victims trapped under collapsed buildings. If you are following the news and want to help in some way, there are a number of ways you can do so.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can find a list of charities supporting the relief effort on the Disaster Emergency Committee website (opens new window).

This includes the Red Cross (opens new window) and Unicef (opens new window)

Further information can be found here from the Turkish Embassy in London website (opens new window) and Syrian Embassy in London website (opens new window).

The latest travel and other advice from the Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office can be found here with government webpage for Turkey travel advice (opens new window) and Syrian travel advice page (opens new window).   

Anyone concerned about relatives or friends should call the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London on 0207 008 5000.


Date: 09.02.23

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