Turkey & Syria Earthquake Relief

Turkey devastation

Earthquakes kill more than 50,000 people

"Let us continue to stay close, with prayer and concrete support, to the earthquake victims in Syria and Turkey...let us not forget them.” - Pope Francis

Please continue to join in prayer for the people of Turkey and Syria and consider assisting one of the agencies offering humanitarian aid. On February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated large areas of Turkey and northwest Syria. The death toll surpassed 50,000 people. Three months later, conditions remain dire for many of the survivors who are struggling to try to put their lives back together.

Support relief efforts

The Pontifical Mission Societies and Catholic Relief Services are both supporting humanitarian relief in the countries. The Pontifical Mission Societies, which are the pope's charities, have mobilized its network of missionary priests, religious sisters, laymen and women to aid survivors. 

Catholic Relief Services, the international humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the United States, is partnering with Caritas Turkey, Caritas Syria in Aleppo and Lattakia, and other local agencies. 

To assist the work of Catholic Relief Services in Turkey and Syria, you can make a donation here.

To assist the work of the Pontifical Mission Societies, you can make a donation here.