You Can Send Emergency Aid to Victims in Turkey and Syria

Two devastating earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks in Turkey and Syria have killed over 41,000 people, with the death toll continually rising, as people dig through the rubble of collapsed buildings in search of loved ones. Tens of thousands of people are now homeless in the bitter cold of winter.

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.


“Charity work we do in the ministry has been a game changer among the communities we serve,” said one native ministry leader. “Areas where we have wells have helped so many families at this time we are experiencing droughts – not only Christians who are benefitting from those wells, but even Muslims have seen the love extended to them by the Christian community.” Please consider a donation today to save lives endangered by drought and famine in sub-Saharan Africa.

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