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World Vision warns it could take a generation for survivors to recover. The earthquake in Syria and Türkiye has created needs greater than any other natural disaster they have responded to in over a decade.

As we approach the end of the first week of emergency relief operations following the devastating earthquake in south-eastern Türkiye and northern Syria, please pray with us for all who have been affected.

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.

World Vision is concerned about growing health needs in Syria where health facilities are overwhelmed by the wounded and operating at very limited capacity. Very little humanitarian aid has reached Northwest Syria in the past 4 days, and medical supplies are running out. Doctors have warned that children are at risk of developing hypothermia and being exposed to waterborne diseases.