UPDATE: Earthquake Response Latest

February 10, 2023

IOCC’s Church partner in Syria is already on the ground addressing survivors’ basic needs following destructive earthquakes this week. (Photo: GOPA-DERD)

Meeting the Most Urgent Needs

IOCC continues working with partners to get resources to those in need across the region affected by Monday’s earthquakes.

Amid terrible loss, injuries, and displacement, IOCC is addressing the most basic human needs of survivors. In Syria, IOCC’s partner, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development, has reported that the destruction in Syria has left tens of thousands in need of shelter. The winter weather, with temperatures below freezing at night, makes the situation all the more urgent.

To meet their immediate needs, IOCC has released initial funds to help people in Syria. This will include providing:

  • Blankets, pillows, and other bedding
  • Warm clothing
  • Water and food

For many of us, it’s difficult to comprehend not only the scale of the devastation but also what people are experiencing right now in Syria and Turkey.

Give now to help us respond in the most effective way possible. Please be as generous as you can, and please continue praying for everyone affected by this tragedy.