Red Cross emergency response

A locally-led response

Since day one, Turkish Red Crescent and Syrian Arab Red Crescent staff and volunteers have led the response. More than 216,000 people have worked tirelessly to provide urgent and vital support. Thanks to their efforts, and the generosity of Red Cross supporters here in Australia and around the world, the Movement together with local teams have been able to support millions of people who have lost everything

In the 12 months since the earthquakes hit, the Movement has provided:

In Türkiye thousands of staff and volunteers across 264 branches have provided:


Over 427 million hot meals to displaced people


134,677 temporary shelters for people who lost their homes


2.3 million hygiene kits and personal care items

In Syria thousands of staff and volunteers across 14 branches have provided:


6.8 million medical services


167,490 people with multi-purpose cash assistance


392,300 water and rehabilitation infrastructure services

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