International Assistance in Syria
Why We Are On Site
Civil war has been raging in Syria since 2011. Since then, it is estimated that more than half a million people have lost their lives. Around 13 million displaced people are the sad result of one of the biggest humanitarian crises of the past decades. Half of the Syrian refugees are on the run within the country. The other half sought protection in neighbouring countries.
On 6 February 2023, severe earthquakes with magnitudes of up to 7.8 and numerous aftershocks struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria. Tens of thousands of people died, tens of thousands were injured.
What We Achieve Together with Our Partner Organisations
Since the earthquakes in Jindires and Afrin, people have been provided with food in our kitchens. With the help of our partner organisations, the Johanniter also supported hospitals with fuel for generators and additional ambulances. The building materials for damaged houses, as well as the credit to buy everyday necessities, enable people to return to their homes and provide for their families. In addition, Johanniter is already preparing longer-term relief measures for the population, which has been ravaged by the war for years.
Turkey after the earthquakes
Johanniter also supports people in Turkey who lost their homes after the earthquakes in February 2022.