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The death toll continues to rise hour by hour and has now sadly climbed above 21,000 in both Syria and Türkiye. As the international effort gathers pace in Türkiye, Syria is significantly underserved and remains a serious concern. World Vision has worked rapidly to assess the needs to already-displaced children and communities in the wake of the earthquake and are scaling up our emergency response.

Hundreds of thousands of children in Northern Syria are currently stranded outside of their homes and are becoming even more vulnerable to family separation, exploitation and abuse. Children are also at risk of hypothermia as they struggle to survive in freezing temperatures. Children will also be out of school as the buildings are still deemed unsafe. 

World Vision Singapore has committed an initial S$100,000, with plans to announce a public fundraising appeal shortly, to support the immediate basic needs of the children and families impacted by the catastrophic earthquake that hit a wide area in south-eastern Türkiye and Northern Syria, killing more than 2,600 people and trapping many others.