Send Relief Turkey/Syria

Send Relief Turkey/Syria

Turkey/Syria Earthquake

  • More than 40,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands more injured in a devastating earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria the morning of Monday, February 6.
  • One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in over a century, search and rescue teams are still finding bodies under the rubble and estimate that tens of thousands of residents will need immediate medical attention.
  • The 7.8 magnitude quake has had at least 1,206 recorded aftershocks, leaving many neighborhoods and entire city blocks completely flattened.

How do we as a church respond?

What To Pray For:

  • Local search and rescue teams as they continue rescuing residents trapped under rubble.
  • Those needing shelter in Turkey and Syria.
  • Those grieving the loss of loved ones in the disaster.
  • Many who have been displaced during the cold of winter and are sleeping in freezing temperatures outside.
  • Those in Syria, who have already been living in the decade-long crisis of ongoing violence and conflict.
  • Believers in the affected areas as they seek to minister in the crisis.
  • Send Relief and responding partners as they seek to bring help and hope to those affected.
  • Responding partners and their families as many of them have experienced trauma in the disaster.
  • Assessment and responding partners as they travel into affected areas and for traveling safety.
  • Wisdom for the Send Relief team and local partners as they make response decisions.

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