UNFPA Whole of Syria Situation Report #4: Türkiye-Syria Earthquake - 23 February 2023

Resource date: Feb 2023

Publisher: UNFPA


Seventeen days have passed following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Syria and Türkiye on 6 February, impacting the governorates of Idlib, Aleppo, Lattakia, and Hama. Prior to the earthquake, 15.3 million people were estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance throughout the country.

On 20 February, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Turkey-Syria border region, resulting in additional destruction and causing further stress and anxiety to communities that have already suffered significant loss and trauma. These recurring earthquakes also underscore the severe vulnerability and risks in these hard-hit regions.

UNFPA is working with partners to provide sexual and reproductive health services and psychosocial support, and to prevent, mitigate risk and respond to gender-based violence.

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