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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Turkey

Updated: Feb 28

“God is our refuge and strength … though the mountains shake.” - Psalm 46:1-3

The scale of the disaster facing Syria and Turkey after the Feb. 6 earthquake is becoming clearer. The 7.8-magnitude quake and its aftershocks have left more than 11,000 people dead and thousands more injured; these numbers will rise as search and rescue continues. Buildings have been reduced to rubble, and roads and bridges have been severely damaged, resulting in dangerous conditions for first responders. In some places, such as Aleppo, this destruction is compounding the damage of the now 11-year war in Syria.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance(PDA) is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery in the impacted areas through long-standing partners in Syria, in addition to ACT Alliance members in Syria and Turkey, all of whom are already on the ground. PDA will remain active throughout the entire recovery process, accompanying our partners in the area as they determine long-term program needs and providing financial support for building and resilience.

Continue to pray for the families impacted and the rescue workers.

If you would like to contribute to PDA, donate in whatever way you usually do but include a notation of PDA-TURKEY (this is an option on our online giving platform).

Read the detailed email from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

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