Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

Our staff are helping survivors of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. You can support our emergency response to this devastating earthquake. Give now.

Syria Response (Türkiye, Jordan, Syria)

Since 2011, conflict has devastated Syria, creating the largest refugee crisis of our time. More than 12 million Syrians have been forced from their homes and 6.5 million Syrian children need help. Civil war has set the country’s standard of living back by decades—destroying healthcare systems, schools and water and sanitation facilities.

On February 6, 2023, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria, killing and injuring thousands. World Vision is on the ground helping survivors. You can contribute to our emergency response.

Latest Disruption

Major Earthquake | Feb 6, 2023

Economic Cost of Conflict

Over $1.2 trillion US

Programs in 2021


Level of Fragility

Most Fragile

Gender Equality Rank


of the people we worked with said their psychosocial well-being had improved

Syria Response | 2017 - 2019

According to respondents, availability of protection services increased from

68% to 84%Syria Response | May - December 2020

24metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs


5738people benefitted from the provision of food assistance


7938children and women of reproductive age were immunized

Türkiye-Syria Earthquake: See the situation

This first-hand video shows the devastation affecting children and families following a massive earthquake that has left many people dead and injured.

Water and blue sky in Syria

Country Details

Since 2011, conflict has devastated Syria—and created the largest refugee crisis of our time. The war has left 6.5 million Syrian children in need of humanitarian aid and displaced more than 12 million Syrians. Half of them remain internally from their homes—exposed to continuous attacks and shelling—while the economic fallout is pushing them into further vulnerabilities and food insecurity.

This leaves 14.6 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, half of them being children while 80% of them are women and children internally displaced.

On February 6, 2023, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria, killing and injuring thousands.

World Vision's Syria Crisis Response

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war and the massive humanitarian emergency it triggered, World Vision has supported an ever-increasing number of individuals and communities. Since 2011, we have been working across Syria, Türkiye and Jordan to support refugees and those who are internally displaced inside Syria, as well as vulnerable host communities.

We support children and families through lifesaving protection, education, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.

The conflict is unpredictable, and each year is different. We are committed to reaching all children affected to ease suffering and keep our promise to rebuild futures.

Four young girls in an outdoor garden, posing with their thumbs up.



A young girl with dark brown eyes looks seriously at the camera.

Syrian people have witnessed atrocious violence over the years, and Syrian children have been especially negatively affected by the war. Learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis and how you can help.

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A woman wearing a medical face mask holds a toddler in her arms.

10 years later into the crisis, the dream of a return home, a return to normal, has yet to materialize for Syrian children and families who have been forced to flee their homes.

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Two young girls in school uniforms smile at the camera.

"I was in kindergarten in Syria," says 11-year-old Hadeel, remembering her young childhood back home before the war. "I was so excited to start grown-up school. But then the war happened."

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Unless otherwise stated, data presented on this page reflects results of World Vision Canada programs reported between October 2020 and September 2021.