Turkey/Syrian Earthquake and Ways to Help

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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey, 50 miles from the Syrian border on February 6, 2023, killing thousands in both countries. Affected provinces in the south and southeast regions of Turkey need immediate food and basic aid items such as tents and blankets to support the injured and evacuated. Many of the hardest-hit communities in northwestern Syria, where people who had already been displaced due to an ongoing civil war conflict, are now facing catastrophic situations without shelter, food and basic necessities, as temperatures drop to below freezing.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Individuals, regardless of where they reside, can help those affected by the earthquake in Turkey/Syria. Listed below are resources to connect with to make a financial donation:

To help individuals avoid scams and frauds after disasters, please note the following advice from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (CT DCP):

For more information or to file a complaint, contact the Department of Consumer Protection by emailing dcp.complaints@ct.gov or visit www.ct.gov/DCP/complaints.

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SOURCES: American Red Cross, CT Department of Consumer Protection, Global Giving, Americares, International Rescue Committee (IRC), UNICEF USA, U.S. Department of State
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: February2023