You can help meet people’s greatest needs for items such as food, water, diapers, and blankets with your gift today. Ministry workers are on the ground in the hardest-hit cities to help uncover bodies and distribute emergency aid, but the needs are immense.
In Turkey alone, over 5,600 buildings were destroyed. Syrian cities devastated by years of war were further demolished.
“In the region where the refugees are, it is a disaster,” said the leader of a ministry in Turkey. “Electricity is cut off. Refugees urgently need blankets for warmth. We pray to get some socks, blankets, and warm clothes.”
A ministry leader in Syria reports that many people were unable to escape collapsing buildings in the early hours of the morning, and those who managed to survive ran into the streets with nothing but their pajamas. “They came out with nothing,” he said. “[They are] looking to get some clothes and minimal things…they are sending me messages; they are all crying. They are over-shocked. I think they are seeing how many are dead and injured. I told them we are trying to help as much as possible.”
You can help save lives with your urgent gift today to meet the greatest needs of people struggling to survive. Your support will be sent directly to indigenous ministries on the ground in the affected areas who are working day and night to help suffering people.
Locust swarms had already devastated the lives and livelihoods of people in many parts of Africa. The distraught farmer said, “Feeding alone is a big challenge to us, so we are calling on people like you to support us to live.”
Native Christian workers are bringing critically needed food and other aid to households with nothing to eat. And the wells they have dug to provide fresh water have saved lives.