Earthquake Relief in North and East Syria
Our people need your help. The Syrian Democratic Council thanks all who have expressed a desire to contribute aid over the ongoing crisis following the Syrian earthquake that occurred on Monday, February 6. We suggest that you donate to the Kurdish Red Crescent, which is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that is effectively offering medical assistance, food aid, temporary shelters, and other support to the region that is under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Donate here to ensure your aid reaches North and East Syria:
A deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake which took place at 4:17 AM local time, Monday, February 6, 2023, in Turkey and Syria. Ten days after the catastrophe, the death toll among Syrians stands over [updated number]. Tens of thousands have been injured, and still others remain trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, their fates unknown.
Syria has already suffered from an economic crisis due to 12 years of war and instability. Economic activity has been reduced to the most basic essentials. Before the earthquake, over 80 percent of the people of Syria suffer daily from food instability, not knowing where their next meal will come from. Following the disaster, it was unclear how much the food insecurity crisis has been exacerbated, but what is clear is that most people were sleeping out in the street with scarcely enough water to drink. Medical facilities and healthcare across Syria, especially in North and East Syria, suffer from a chronic lack of resources and equipment.
The Kurdish Red Crescent (KRC) has been providing effective, direct aid to people impacted by the earthquake. KRC workers responded immediately to the disaster, helping to free people from the rubble of buildings, and providing immediate medical assistance. They continue to provide medical assistance, food aid, temporary shelters, and other support to people who need it most. Every dollar of your support goes directly to aid work on the ground in North and East Syria.