Support Older People Impacted by the Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
In the early hours of Feb. 6, 2023, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Turkey and Syria, followed by another 7.5 magnitude earthquake a few hours later. The death toll has now passed 11,000 – and the numbers are expected to rise.
Through our partners Hope Revival and the Syrian Expatriate Medical Association (SEMA), HelpAge is working on the ground to provide access to mental health and psychosocial support, health and nutrition programs, as well as essential items during emergencies. Older people are among the most at-risk groups in times of crisis—and as temperatures drop, it is more difficult than ever for them to access the emergency shelters, supplies, and services they need.