Türkiye-Syria Earthquake 2023

Statement by ADRA President Michael Kruger on the crisis in Türkiye and Syria

“It’s heartbreaking to witness the destruction in Syria and Turkiye, but ADRA feels blessed to be able to serve those who have been affected by this tragedy. Our team began distributing urgent aid in Syria on the first day, and our emergency response unit members are in place to meet the needs in Turkiye as well. We know that the full extent of the earthquake’s devastation is still being revealed day by day, but ADRA’s commitment is long-term and is backed up by the strength of our global network. We are also praying for every person, every family, and every community affected by this earthquake, and we ask that others join us in these prayers as the coming weeks and months will be extremely difficult.”

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