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Turkey Earthquake Emergency Appeal

The most recent earthquake in Türkiye has resulted in thousands of deaths and injuries, as well as irreparable damage to buildings. 

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When did the Türkiye (Turkey) Earthquake Happen?

Having recently received the devastating Türkiye earthquake news, we know that it occurred at 04:17 local time on 6 February 2023, killing upwards of 11,000 people as they slept. Just hours after the initial quake, a second one occurred. In addition to the thousands that the quake killed, many more found themselves trapped and injured. The death toll has since exceeded 44,000 across Türkiye and Syria. 

Where in Türkiye (Turkey) was the Earthquake?

The initial earthquake occurred near the city of Gaziantep, and the second hit the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaras province. Despite this, the damage wasn’t exclusive to each area. The Türkiye earthquake death toll expanded as far as Syria, making this the most devastating earthquake that the country has seen since 1999.

The Effects of the Earthquake in Türkiye (Turkey)

In addition to the Türkiye earthquake deaths, the tremor with a 7.8 magnitude and depth of 17.9km has left thousands injured and homeless. In fact, at least 80,270 people in Türkiye have been hurt, as well as 14,500 in Syria. This is on top of the multiple structures that have collapsed, including four- or five-storey buildings that have been left as nothing but rubble.

Many of the victims were already in unstable conditions prior to the earthquake, with millions of refugees living in camps on either side of the border. Since homes in refugee camps aren’t built to be permanent structures, this makes them even more vulnerable to the threat of natural disasters. As a result, thousands of refugees are finding themselves not only displaced but homeless, too.

What’s more, the current freezing and snowy conditions are making it even harder to rescue those in need.

You can help these refugees by donating to our Türkiye earthquake appeal.

Make Your Türkiye (Turkey) Earthquake Donation

In order to help those who need it most, UKIM has launched an emergency appeal. We need your donations to facilitate this aid to those in desperate need.


Can provide a Family Food Pack


Can provide a winter survival pack containing blankets, mattresses, and hygiene kits. 


Can provide 100 hot meals.


Can provide emergency shelter.


Can provide an emergency survival pack containing shelter, blankets, mattresses, hygiene kits, and warm clothes.


Can provide emergency medical supplies for hospitals 

£1200 or £100pm

Can adopt a Syrian refugee family for one year, providing food, shelter, healthcare, clothes and family assistance.

So many people have lost their homes and livelihoods and are in desperate need of assistance. Please give what you can, and work with us to save lives.

This fund can provide Turkish earthquake aid as well as other forms of aid to places and people in need, perhaps those who are facing natural disasters. 

Follow the teachings and practices of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by giving to charity:

Muhammad, upon him, be peace, said: "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)." (Muslim)


The most recent earthquake in Türkiye has resulted in thousands of deaths and injuries, as well as irreparable damage to buildings. 

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