2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake

On 6 February 2023 a catastrophic and deadly earthquake struck southern and central Turkey and western Syria. It occurred 34 km (21 mi) west of the city of Gaziantep at 04:17 TRT, causing widespread damage and tens of thousands of fatalities in the region. With a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent) and a magnitude of at least Mww 7.8, the earthquake is tied with the 1939 Erzincan earthquake as the strongest recorded earthquake to hit Turkey in modern times and the deadliest earthquake to strike the country since the 1999 İzmit earthquake according to preliminary reports. It is also the deadliest earthquake worldwide since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and also one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in the Levant. It caused structural damage as far away as Israel and Cyprus.

At KIF Global, the disaster relief program is one of our core programs providing disaster relief assistance to victims affected by a natural disaster for over 10 years, including 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We help victims affected from a natural disaster in various ways, depending on a situation in the affected areas and resources we have, such as hosting our fundraising events, promoting our online relief campaigns, receiving donations directly from an organizations, collecting relief goods and items to ship them to the affected areas.

To deliver our relief funds or relief goods and items we collect, we work closely with our global partners on the ground in the actual affected areas.

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