Earthquake Response Update: On the Ground

February 7, 2023

IOCC’s Church partner in Syria seen here in the immediate aftermath of the February 6 earthquakes. (Photo: GOPA-DERD)

Partnering in Responses

IOCC has worked in Syria since 2002, partnering closely with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East’s Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development (GOPA-DERD). Central to that work has been helping people rebuild their lives after years of conflict.

IOCC’s strong partnerships are one reason we will be able to move quickly now to serve people displaced because of yesterday’s earthquakes. As the needs become clear, IOCC will provide urgent assistance to those affected by the destruction.

We’ve set an initial goal of $250,000 to care for survivors in the coming days and weeks. You can help meet these urgent needs with a gift to IOCC today.

As initial rescue efforts continue, please help us reach our goal of $250,000 for IOCC’s International Emergency Response Fund to care for survivors in the weeks ahead. IOCC is committed to finding the most effective and responsible way to serve, working with local partners to reach more people facing tremendous loss.