Profiles of earthquake-affected areas in Syria and Turkiye
Created: 13/02/2023 +


On 6 February 2023 at 4:17h (GMT+03:00), a 7.8 earthquake hit the region of Kahramanmaras in southeastern Türkiye, affecting areas of southern Türkiye and northwestern Syria. Less than 12 hours later, at 13:45h (GMT+03:00), a 7.6 earthquake hit the same region. While the figures of people in need are still to be determined, 12 million people reside in the affected areas of southeastern Türkiye, including two million Syrian refugees. In Syria, more than six million have been affected. As at 12 February, the death toll in Türkiye and Syria was more than 29,600. This number is expected to continue to rise with current search-and-rescue efforts.