The devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria has brought death and destruction to the people in the disaster area. SOS Children's Villages in Syria is launching an emergency relief program to assist children and families.
Even before the earthquake, the population in northern Syria was suffering from war and hunger, and aid after the quake is particularly difficult in the civil war country. According to official figures, the death toll in Syria and Turkey has risen to more than 20,000, with over 3300 people killed.
Our Syrian employees have been working in Aleppo and Damascus since Monday to help children and families who have lost everything.
How SOS Children's Villages is helping earthquake victimsSOS Children's Villages emergency aid will provide targeted assistance to children and families. Our Syrian staff is working flat out on the following relief efforts:
Supporting the evacuation of children and families
Providing emergency shelter for homeless families
Providing food and hygiene items as well as financial support
Emergency psychological assistance
Care for children in child protection centers