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Photos from the deadly Turkey and Syria earthquakes

Millions of people in Syria and Turkey face the long-term effects of last week’s earthquakes. Incredibly, some people have been found alive after spending more than 200 hours under the rubble. Others meanwhile mourn their losses as they bury loved ones and wait for their bodies to be recovered. Turkish and Syrian authorities say the death toll is reaching 44,000.   

We are working through contacts to provide food, blankets, coal, and other aid. Staff members on the ground continue monitoring the situation and connecting with contacts.

Following are some photos from the deadly Turkey and Syria earthquakes, to give a glimpse of the ruin and devastation that has affected so many lives.

A destroyed home in Turkey.
A destroyed home in Turkey.
The earthquakes caused buildings like this one to “pancake,” one floor onto the other, crushing everything below them.
The earthquakes caused buildings like this one to “pancake,” one floor onto the other, crushing everything below them.
People in Turkey search through the rubble of their village.
People in Turkey search through the rubble of their village.

The earthquakes shifted buildings from their foundations, leaving them to rest at odd angles.
The earthquakes shifted buildings from their foundations, leaving them to rest at odd angles.
People dig through piles of rubble, searching for survivors and victims.
People dig through piles of rubble, searching for survivors and victims.
This graveyard is marked with the fresh graves of earthquake victims.
This graveyard is marked with the fresh graves of earthquake victims.
A woman cooks outside the tent where she lives since the earthquakes.
A woman cooks outside the tent where she lives since the earthquakes.
Children are among those most deeply affected by the earthquake. Many deal with fear and trauma. Hundreds are orphaned.
Children are among those most deeply affected by the earthquake. Many deal with fear and trauma. Hundreds are orphaned.

Syrian families displaced by the earthquake shelter with other families.
Syrian families displaced by the earthquake shelter with other families.
A food recipient in Syria.
A food recipient in Syria.

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