Turkey Earthquake damage

How to help: Turkey earthquakes

Updated February 24, 2023

On February 6, a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake—followed by a series of major aftershocks that included a quake with a magnitude of 7.5—struck southern Turkey, causing widespread damage and loss of life. The earthquakes have killed tens of thousands of people and left hundreds of thousands more injured, missing, and displaced across Turkey and in neighboring Syria. The extensive collapse of homes, businesses, schools, and infrastructure—along with power outages, freezing winter weather, and strained medical centers—are causing the humanitarian crisis to grow. Rescue and relief efforts continue to help those affected by one of the most devastating earthquakes to affect the region in the last century. Immediate and ongoing needs include medical attention and equipment, food and water, shelter, emergency supplies, and resources for protecting vulnerable populations.

How to help

Fidelity Charitable has worked in collaboration with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to provide the following list of organizations that are offering relief for people affected by the earthquakes. These organizations are highlighted because they have knowledge of the region, the ability to manage a large influx of donations, and an established record in disaster relief services. Fidelity Charitable will update its guidance as additional information is received. 

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Please note that Fidelity Charitable is working to ensure grants designated for Turkey earthquake relief comply with current U.S. sanctions in the region. Grant processing times may take longer than usual as we conduct our due diligence. Thank you for your patience.

Please note the organizations listed in this guidance do not represent the full list of organizations raising money for relief efforts for the earthquakes in Turkey. Fidelity Charitable has collaborated with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to provide these organizations to donors for reference purposes only, and Fidelity Charitable does not endorse these organizations. All grant recommendations are subject to review and approval by the Fidelity Charitable Trustees.