Catholic Relief Services is
supporting local partners in
their efforts to provide
urgent relief and assistance.

“This earthquake hit while people were sleeping. The primary focus is accounting for anyone who might still be missing. Our church partners began responding immediately in coordination with the government.”

Britton Buckner
Catholic Relief Services European Outreach
Manager and Acting Country Manager (Yemen)

Catholic Relief Services for Earthquake Victims in Syria and Turkey

Let us continue to pray for the people in both Syria and Turkey and all who are supporting the rescue and recovery efforts.  Catholic Relief Services is supporting emergency relief efforts led by local partners in both Syria and Turkey with Caritas Turkey, Caritas Syria in Aleppo and Lattakia—where extensive damage has been reported. Already in Turkey, Caritas Anatolia, in coordination with authorities, is bringing displaced people to safe, open spaces and distributing hot meals and clothing. CRS will assist partners as they provide a range of support to meet evolving needs.

God of all Creation,

We ask you to bring comfort to the people of Turkey and Syria, whose byes were instantly shattered by two strong earthquakes. Please comfort them through the pain of losing loved ones, homes and more.